- 2107 Fall Contest New Poets: Honorable Mentions and Judge’s Comments
1st Honorable Mention: “Memorial Day” by Joanna Rose, Portland, OR
2nd Honorable Mention: “Fostering a Better World” by Jennifer Rood, Grants Pass, OR
3rd Honorable Mention: “After Midnight” by Stephanie Striffler, Portland, OR
I thought a lot about meaning as I read these poems. I thought about how language creates meaning, how humans create language, ...
- 2017 Fall Contest Winner: 3rd Place, New Poets
I Went to School Today
Salvador Dali was instructing, painfully, the concept
of relativity. “Everything is relative to something else…
this chair is relative to that corner. And the corner is relative
to the clock on the wall as well as the room down that hall.”
Einstein was sweeping up after the children’s lunch in the cafeteria.
The chemistry lab had ...
- 2017 Fall Contest Winner: 2nd Place, New Poets
Above her head
bleary in their watchfulness
Under her feet
of metal tang and smoke and char
Contrails unspool like strands of hair in zero G
and the cosmonaut thinks of
little pockets of life
where there should be no life
Of her sweetheart, unclasping
a locket notched at her throat
when she sees a burning line unzip the sky
Of her ...