RAISE YOUR GLASS: Adroit Meets Best New Poets 2015!

Congratulations to the fifty emerging poets selected by Tracy K. Smith for Best New Poets 2015 (Samovar Press/Meridian, 2015). We’re thrilled about this list, and you should be, too.

Special congratulations are in order for Ian Burnette, 19, whose poem “Harvests” was selected for inclusion in this year’s anthology. Ian is a rising sophomore at Kenyon College, a Foyle Young Poet of the Year, and a graduate of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Art & Humanities. His work has appeared in The Forward Book of Poetry and The Kenyon Review, among others, and was selected by Tarfia Faizullah for the 2015 Adroit Prize for Poetry. “Harvests” was selected as the runner-up for the 2014 Adroit Prize for Poetry by Richie Hofmann, and is forthcoming in Plain China: Best Undergraduate Writing of 2014.

Congratulations to the ten Adroit-affiliated poets selected for inclusion:

Mary Angelino, Issue Eight Contributor, “Dinner at Nonnas”
Ian Burnette, Issues Nine, Twelve, & Thirteen Contributor, “Harvests” 

Leila Chatti, Poetry Reader, “What Do Arabs Think of Ghosts?”
Tiana Clark, Issue Fourteen Contributor (Forthcoming), “The Frequency of Goodnight”
J. Jerome Cruz, Issue Eleven Contributor, “Saudades”
Cody Ernst, Poetry Editor, “Come Up”
Trevor Ketner, Issue Fourteen Contributor (Forthcoming), “Gunshot Shards of Tiny, Steel Stars”
Eduardo Martinez-Leyva, Issue Thirteen Contributor (Forthcoming), “Confirmation”
Elizabeth Onusko, Issue Thirteen Contributor (Forthcoming), “Former Future King”
sam sax, Issue Thirteen Contributor (Forthcoming), “gay boys and the bridges who love them” 

See below for the full list:

Allison Adair, “Western Slope”
Mary Angelino, “Dinner at Nonna
s” (previously appeared in Sugar House Review)
Jessica Bixel, “Lullaby for a Changeling” (previously appeared in Handsome)
Ian Burnette, “Harvests” (previously appeared in The Adroit Journal)
Laura Bylenok, “Infinite Regress” (nominated by
Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, “Songs of Thirst: Six Sijo”
Damian Caudill, “Tuesday Ordinary”
Leila Chatti, “What Do Arabs Think of Ghosts?” (nominated by North Carolina State University)
Tiana Clark, “The Frequency of Goodnight”
Cristina Correa, “Reflection from a Bridge”
J. Jerome Cruz, “Saudades” (previously appeared in New Delta Review)
Jaydn DeWald, “Desire Lines” (previously appeared in The Carolina Quarterly)
Cassie Donish, “What Happened”
Lisa Dordal, “Pretty Moon” (previously appeared in Rove Poetry)
Cody Ernst, “Come Up” (previously appeared in Bayou Magazine)
J.P. Grasser, “Well” (previously appeared in Ecotone)
Alysia Nicole Harris, “Crow’s Sugar” (previously appeared in Solstice Literary Magazine)
Michael Derrick Hudson, “The Garden of Eden and the Trilobite” (previously appeared in Boulevard)
Crystal C. Karlberg, “Bees Make Me Think Of My Mother”
Christopher Kempf, “Disaster Capital; or, We Are Made of Stardust & Will Explode”
Trevor Ketner, “Gunshot Shards of Tiny, Steel Stars” (previously appeared in The Sycamore Review)
Ashley Keyser, “Land of Flowers” (previously appeared in Passages North)
Edgar Kunz, “My Father at 49, Working the Night Shift at B&R Diesel” (previously appeared in Indiana Review)
Michael Lavers, “Patmos Revisited”
Brian Leary, “Wolf for Water”
Eduardo Martinez-Leyva, “Confirmation” (previously appeared in Apogee Journal)
James Davis May, “An Existential Bear”
John McCarthy, “Definitions of Body”
J.G. McClure, “Ars Poetica” (previously appeared in Fourteen Hills)
Elizabeth Metzger, “Not Spring” (nominated by Columbia University, previously appeared in Tupelo Quarterly)
Erin L. Miller, “Half-Life”
Ellene Glenn Moore, “At Puget Sound I Think of My Brother”
Lena Moses-Schmitt, “The Gate” (previously appeared in Devil’s Lake)
Alicia Rebecca Myers, “The Last Travel Agent”
Jessica Nordell, “Girl, Running” (previously appeared in Radar Poetry)
Elizabeth Onusko, “Former Future King”
Antonina Palisano, “For H”
Clare Paniccia, “I Wish I Could Say” (nominated by the Southeast Missouri State University Professional Writing Program)
Kasey Erin Phifer-Byrne, “The Real Birth of Venus”
Danni Quintos, “White Beauty”
sam sax, “gay boys and the bridges who love them” (previously appeared in Drunken Boat)
Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer, “From the Cabinet of Counterweights & Measures”
Emily Skaja, “Four Hawks” (previously appeared in The Pinch)
Analicia Sotelo, “I’m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” (nominated by The Antioch Review)
David Thacker, “A Fetus Dreams Her Father’s Brain is a Tenement” (previously appeared in Mid-American Review)
Emily Vizzo, “It was a miracle route everyone had been searching for and the story caused a sensation”
Claire Wahmanholm, “Fallow” (nominated by The University of Utah, previously appeared in 32 Poems)
Kara Kai Wang, “Idiom”
Amy Woolard, “A Place Where There Isn’t Any Trouble” (previously appeared in Court Green)
Nikki Zielinski, “Midnight, Troy”

Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge founded The Adroit Journal in 2010, as a high school sophomore. His work appears in Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize.

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