Winners of the ASP Bulletin's First Annual Poetry Contest

selected by judges Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Saida Agostini

"These works are rich with searing meditations, stunning lines, and compelling endings that lived with us long after the first reading. The poets below have a keen sense of what truly matters in this form:  a willingness to root in a subject until it becomes another home that their words offer a portal into. Visit with these poems and come away carrying not just lines, but a new world."

—Saida Agostini & Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Shortlisted Poetry

Featured Interview

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