Poet’s Spotlight Excerpts

  • 2019 Spring Contest Winner: 3rd Place, Members Only

    Roadtrip, Interstate 65

    by Sallie Ehrman

    On the cusp of forty, I’m dating a man who
    starts

    his day with a cigarette and coffee. Outside
    the laundry room,

    Motel 6, Louisville, Kentucky, I can hear him
    laugh out loud

    Honorable mentions:

    1st Honorable Mention: “Jill Reaches
    Maturity” by Ann Magill, Ashland, OR

    2nd Honorable Mention: “Once” by Sherri Levine, Portland, OR

    3rd Honorable Mention: “Killjoy” by Lucy
    Cotter, Portland, OR

    Judge’s comments

    One of the things I ...

  • 2019 Spring Contest Winner: 1st Place, Poet’s Choice

    Maps

    by Jennifer Dorner

    Halfway across the bridge,

           where cranes
    punctuate the air,

     

    I regard the skyline

           I’ve been
    taught to believe in.