2021 Pushcart Nominations

2021 Pushcart Nominations

Congratulations to our Pushcart nominees for works published in 2020! Prose Fiction: “One Small Death before the Plague” by Pam Gullard Fiction: “The High Atlas” by Matthew Raymond Poetry “Yellow” by Jan LaPerle “The Look” by Eric Weil “Incident Report” by Gary Duehr...

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Devon Balwit

Devon Balwit

Do you know— what happened to my portable hot-tub? she asks,the one that filled in four minuteswith a bottom like a waterbed? I shakemy head. She enters my stalland backs me against the tiles. Someonetook a knife to it. I keep soaping,hoping my intimate attentions...

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Heather Dearmon

Heather Dearmon

at our fingertips maybeyou think I don't understandthe intimacy of music the way a guitar string moanswhen pressedand strummedbut I have known those fingers andbeen those strings with my neckcaressed by a single handwhilethe otherworked furiously at the openingyou may...

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Acropolis Oya Overlooks the Bay

Acropolis Oya Overlooks the Bay

Oh, enelysios, we greet  the summer dawn  gulls quiet, doves hushed fishing boats troll  their exit from Agios Giorgios I woke startled from this fetid dream  a tangle of taught possibilities and discomfort nippled volcanoes emerged and the ocean soothed the...

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Animals in English by Hilary Sideris

Animals in English by Hilary Sideris

Congratulations to contributor Hilary Sideris for her new book Animals in English! Famed critic, Barrett Warner, says: "Autism is a survival trait among prey animals. It's a rational instinct for separating a detail from the whole of something because a detail can...

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Finalists

Congratulations to our finalists! 480 writers participated in 3 categories. We considered prose to be any writing that went all the way across the page, and it included novels, novellas, story collections, essay collections, and memoir. We considered poetry to be just...

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