Check out these amazing poems that we nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Congratulation to all the nominees!
“Swept Under the Rug” by Julene Tripp Weaver, published inThe Poeming Pigeon: In The News, released in August 2018 by The Poetry Box. Swept Under the Rug there are words hiding under our rug someone took a broom (or perhaps asked their servant) and swept these vulnerable words to the side and into a dust pan, […]
“Libretto” by Ed Mabrey, published inThe Poeming Pigeon: In The News, released in August 2018 by The Poetry Box. Libretto The Libretto of the Opera: Death of a Black Boy Curtains open Sun rises on anywhere USA Small kitchen with mother at stove (We never see her face) The Black Boy sits at table eating Soft […]
“Abraham Morales Hernandez” by Christopher Bogart, published in 14: Antologia del Sonoran, released in October 2018 by The Poetry Box. Abraham Morales Hernandez (N. 32.21.85/W. 113.18.94) I had dressed for a race, not a marathon. My black sweatpants were cooking me alive. As we trod toward El Norte, We eyed each other, wondering Who would be the next […]
“The Inheritance” by donnarkevic, published in Many Sparrows, to be released in December 2018 by The Poetry Box. The Inheritance Mrs. Reznik, the mother of that boy who hanged himself, visits Mom. They sway on the front porch swing and talk quiet as Confession. Sitting on the useless milk box, I bounce a red ball against the […]