Nominations & Awards

 

Nominees for the 2012 Best New Poets Anthology (University of Virginia Press):

UPDATE: Guest editor Matthew Dickman selected Jeff Oaks' poem, "Saint Wrench" for inclusion in the 2012 Best New Poets Anthology!

 

Nominees for the 2011 Best of the Web Anthology (Dzanc Books):

 

Nominees for the 2010 Best of the Net Anthology (Sundress Press):

 

Nominees for the 2009 Pushcart Prize Anthology (W.W. Norton):

  • Jason Bredle, for his poem "The Forest of Sadness" (The Humor Issue)
  • Patricia Fargnoli, for her poem, "Love Song to My Imperfect Body" (The Gender Issue)
  • Roy Jacobstein, for his poem "The Unknown Albeit, or While Reading a Friend’s Prize-Winning Book on Love’s Vicissitudes He Writes about Words" (The Humor Issue)
  • William Palmer, for his poem "Stingrays" (The Gender Issue)
  • Jennifer Sweeney, for her poem "Devotion" (The Gender Issue)
  • Charles Harper Webb, for his poem "Taking is Personally" (The Humor Issue)

 

Nominees for the 2010 Best of the Web Anthology (Dzanc Books):

  • Jo Scott-Coe, for "Not So Gay at the YMCA" (The Gender Issue)
  • Diane Seuss, for "Baby goodbye" (The Gender Issue)
  • Lafayette Wattles, for "Soup Kitchen" (The Gender Issue)

 

Nominees for the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology (Sundress Press):

  • Deborah Bogen, for "Driving Home Trying Not to Change the Station (The Humor Issue)
  • Sherman Alexie, for "Inappropriate" (The Humor Issue)
  • Ann Fisher-Wirth, for "My Nancy Drews" (The Humor Issue)
  • Barbara Crooker, for "TXT MSSGE HMLT" (The Humor Issue)
  • Jason Bredle, for "American Sex Machine" (The Humor Issue)
  • David Graham, for "The Look of a Bay Mare" (The Humor Issue)

UPDATE: Guest editor Patricia Smith chose Deborah Bogen's "Driving Home Trying Not to Change the Station" was chosen for inclusion. Also, kudos to finalists Jason Bredle for "American Sex Machine" and Sherman Alexie for "Inappropriate."
 

Nominees for the 2009 Best New Poets Anthology (University of Virginia Press):

  • Chella Courington, for "Medley(The Humor Issue)
  • Jon Stone, for "Bullshit Related Injuries in the A & E" (The Humor Issue)

 

Nominees for the 2008 Best New Poets Anthology (University of Virginia Press):

  • Kristen Orser, for "Minnows" (The Prose Poem Issue)
  • Benjamin Vogt, for "Portraiture at Blanks' Photography -- Weatherford, 1978" (The Form Issue)

 

Nominees for the 2007 Pushcart Prize Anthology (W.W. Norton):

  • Roy Jacobstein, for his carmina figuratum "Decimation" (Poems in Form)
  • Kathryn Varnes, for her nonce tetrameter/pentameter quintet, "For My Tulips Covered in Darkness" (Poems in Form)
  • Tony Barnstone, for his sonnet "Concerning the Great Rift Valley" (Poems in Form)
  • Janet Kirchheimer, for her poem "The Geometry of Poetry" (Prose Poem Issue)
  • Bobbi Lurie, for her poem "Traveling North" (Prose Poem Issue)
  • Steve Myers, for his poem "My Father's People" (Prose Poem Issue)

 

Nominees for the 2007 Best of the Net Anthology (Sundress Press):

  • Tony Barnstone, for his sonnet, "Concerning a Bag of Potato Chips" (Poems in Form)
  • Judith Barrington, for her palindrome, "The Surface, The Light" (Poems in Form)
  • Richard Garcia, for his sevenlings, "Five Sevens" (Poems in Form)
  • Eloise Klein Healy, for her ekphrastic poem on Sappho, "What I Would Want to Know" (The Ekphrastic Issue)
  • Tom C. Hunley, for his poem on Egon Schiele's "Self Portrait With Tooth" (The Ekphrastic Issue)
  • Shin Yu Pai, for her work "Ibid x 8", after a David Lukowski painting of the same name (The Ekphrastic Issue)

 

Nominees for the 2007 Best New Poets Anthology (University of Virginia Press):

  • Susan Settlemyre Williams, for "Woman Dressed in her Long Hair" (The Ekphrastic Issue) 
  • Alex Grant, for "The Steps of Montmartre" (The Ekphrastic Issue) 

UPDATE: Guest editor Natasha Tretheway selected Alex Grant's "The Steps of Montmartre" was chosen for inclusion. 

 Best of the Net 2008

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