Pushcart & Best of the Net Nominees

Congratulations to this year’s Pushcart & Best of the Net nominees!

Jeanne-Marie Osterman, Jacki Rigoni, Lara Stapleton (Paloma Press)

Cole Eubanks, Eugene Gloria, Veronica Kornberg, Jenna Le, Esteban Rodriguez, James J. Siegel (MiGoZine, Pushcart)

Tamiko Beyer, Karla Brundage, Clara Hsu, Hilary King, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Timothy Liu (MiGoZine, Best of the Net)

MiGoZine Year in Poems

MiGoZine Winter 2020/January 2021 Issue: Year in Poems is live! Featuring work by Barbara Berman, Tamiko Beyer, Scott Bird, Karla Brundage, Brian Komei Dempster, Johanna Ely, Paul Fericano, Eugene Gloria, Heath Hyun Houghton, Jenna Le, Timothy Liu, Karen Llagas, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Hilary Cruz Mejia, Cordelia Naumann, Carol Park, Robert Pesich, Elmer Omar Pizo, Jenny Qi, Robert Ricardo Reese, Dena Rod, Esteban Rodriguez, Annie Stenzel, Eileen Tabios, Victor Barnuevo Velasco, Michael Warr, Chun Yu, and Changming Yuan.

MiGoZine’s nominees

PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINEES

A TRIO OF CROWS
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

ANYONE
Ron Riekki

QUARANTINE
Tony Robles

QUARANTINE POEM 1
Kim Shuck  

UPON HEARING TWO WHITE MEN SING DIXIE AT OPEN MIC, AFTER THE CHARLESTON MASSACRE / (DON’T) LOOK AWAY, DIXIE
Kai Coggin

WHICH BOAT
Megan Duffy Brown


BEST OF THE NET NOMINEES

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POETRY

William Allegrezza
A Wicked World in All Meridians

Ronda Piszk Broatch
How to Stay Sane When the World Seems Crazy

Lee Herrick
The Birds Outside My Window Sing During a Pandemic

Abigail Licad
Shelter-in-Place Hookup Pantoum

Elijah Pringle III
Social Distancing or Drapetomania

Maw Shein Win
Quiver, fern

NONFICTION

Rashaan Alexis Meneses
The Distance of Now

Lisa Meltzer Penn
Clouds over Syracuse

Congratulations and good luck everyone!

MiGoZine, Paloma Press’ online lit mag, is live

As I write this, 20% of the world’s population is under lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. There are now 719,758 confirmed cases worldwide since the illness was first reported in November 2019.

A day after the seven Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate, I called for poems on “sheltering,” and in less than two weeks, received over 90 poems from 46 poets, on their personal and shared experiences of self-isolation, paying attention to and tracing the mundane and the fantastic that have become our new normal.

I am very grateful to William Allegrezza (Indiana), Ivy Alvarez (New Zealand), Megan Duffy Brown (California), Cynthia Buiza (California), Michael Caylo-Baradi (California), Douglas Cole (Washington), Joe Cottonwood (California), Robert Cowan (New York), Melinda Luisa de Jesús (California), Simeon Dumdum, Jr. (Philippines), Melissa Eleftherion (California), Hollie Hardy (California), Lee Herrick (California), Georgette Howington (California), Luisa A. Igloria (Virginia), Luke Johnson (California), Persis Karim (California), Mary Kasimor (Washington), Phyllis Klein (California), Abigail Licad (California), Aurelia Lorca (California), Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (Tennessee), Joseph G. Mendoza (Philippines), Rashaan Alexis Meneses (California), Abigail Milne (California), Claudia Monpere (California), PC Muñoz (California), Tayve Neese (Florida), Cynthia J. Patton (California), Octavio Quintanilla (Texas), Ron Riekki (California), Jacki Rigoni (California), Tony Robles (North Carolina), Lisa Rosenberg (California), Christopher X. Shade (New York), Murzban F. Shroff (India), Kim Shuck (California), Michael Simms (Pennsylvania), Norma Smith (California), Eileen R. Tabios (California), Gabriele Tinti (Italy), Joel Vega (Netherlands), Maw Shein Win (California), Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia (California), Jamie Zou (Connecticut), & Cybele Zufolo (California).

Despite the onslaught of our most recent pandemic, these poets carved out time to create, log their days, and thoughtfully consider which poems best give shape to what we shelter and why.

Faithfully and with great respect,
Aileen Cassinetto
Updated March 31, 2020
San Mateo County, California