J. Phillip Reed · University of Miami
Think of worst. Think of worry & woolen washer cycles.
Hannah Aizenman · University of Pittsburgh · Honorable Mention in Poetry
Two women walk into a bar; they are Lilith and Lot’s wife and they are lonesome tonight.
David Scofield · Brown University
From a young age I was naïve enough to know I was a genius.
Erica Hauswald · Grinnell College
Even the air is ice- ridden.
Lauren Parker · University of Houston
The screaming makes her break a dish a white ceramic plate with black scuffmarks
Kelly Bates · Columbia College Chicago
She took too much chili cheese dip. And my Girl Scout friend Katie Johnson, with a too thick, bland brown bob, told me to tell her that she was taking too much.
James Parkington · Boston College
When I say she was something else, I mean that she reminded me of a circus.
Alex Cashman · University of Miami
Let the sand settle in your lungs like unwanted guests in your living room, drinking all your red wine and eating all your cheese
Sierra Eckert · Swarthmore COllege
Soap woman lives here, shares a room with wax dolls, giants, dwarves.
Toshi Casey · American River College
Along the creek, July clung to our limbs with clover-twined snapdragons.