The Dogfish Head Poetry Prize will be announced in December
Finalist include: Miranda Beeson (NY) - Wildlife, Rob Greene (NC) - Scatterplots to the Moon, Dennis Huffman (MD) - This Land You've Come To, Nancy Keating (NY) - The Grammar,  Katharyn How'd Machan (NY) - Yes: poems about women, Darren Morris (VA) - Community:Spread, Paul Nelson (ME) - Just Breathing, Paula Neves (NJ) - Passaic, Martin Willitts, Jr. (NY) - A Turn in the Weather

Fiction/ CNF



Interview: "The Power of the Persona Poem" an interview with M-Nzadi- Keita


Kari Ann Ebert and Stephen Scott Whitaker unpack Cathlin Noonan's 

poems in the Summer podcast.

Signal Boost

Poet Ned Balbo has recorded an album, National Disgrace, which you can check out here.

Walter Bargen has two new poems in Anti Heroin Chic.

Phillip Bannowsky's novel in verse, Jacobo the Turko, will be released this year.

Ace Boggess has a new poem in Scapegoat.

John Calipano's new book Johnny Boy is available from Verve House Books.

Irene Fick had two flash nonfiction pieces accepted in Hippocampus and The Schuylkill Valley Journal (“Rosalie’s Closet” and “Mount Joy” respectively.     In addition, she won the second place national award from the National Federation of Press Women for her poem, “A Narrative Poet Lost in the Lyric Moment,” which was originally published in The Broadkill Review (early 2020).  Earlier in the year, this poem won the first place award from the Delaware Press Association.  Earlier this year, her poem, “In Winter,”  was published by the Willawaw Journal.

Sandra Kohler has two new poems in One Art, "Forgiveness" and "This is Not a Bandage." Allium, published  "A Different Fall".

Jack Mackey is the recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Mary Barbara Moore's Dear If is forthcoming from Orison Books.

Susan Rothbard's Birds of New Jersey won the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize.

Sanjeev Sethi's new book Bleb, is forthcoming from Dreich Press in Scotland. 

Lee Woodman's new book, Lifescapes, is available from Kelsay Books. Check out the book trailer!

Congratulations to The Best of the Net nominees:


"you say my name" by Sara Youngblood Gregory

"The Boy who Hunts" by Benjamin Cutler

"Vector" by Cameron Morse

"My Father as the Letter A" by Julian Koslow

"My Body is a Flawless Ceremony" by Liz Holland


"Deca-meron" by Alexandra Peary


"Smoke City" by Michael Chin

"To Move is to Hope" by Scott Hoshida


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Poetry/Interview Editor: Kari Ann Ebert 

Fiction Editor/Managing Editor: Stephen Scott Whitaker 

Digital chapbook editors: James C. L. Brown, H.A. Maxson

Contributing editors for this issue:

Nina Bennett, Contributing Editor 

James Bourey, Contributing Editor

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