Raise Your Glass: The Adroit Journal Meets Best New Poets 2016!

Congratulations to the fifty emerging poets selected by Mary Szybist for inclusion in Best New Poets 2016! We’re pleased to share that Moriah Cohen‘s poem “Snow Downgraded to Nuisance on the Narrow Street,” originally published in the Winter 2016 Issue of The Adroit Journal, made the list.

Other than in The Adroit JournalMoriah Cohen’s poetry has been published in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewHoot: A Mini Literary Magazine on a PostcardWord RiotBaltimore Review, and Narrative, where she took runner-up in their 30 Below Contest in 2013. She has an MFA from Rutgers University’s Newark Campus. Currently, she lives in New Jersey with her two sons.

We’re cheering (loudly) for all sixteen Adroit writers selected for Best New Poets 2016:

Kaveh Akbar

Kenzie Allen
“In Which I Become (Tiger Lily)”

Anders Carlson-Wee
“To the Fingerless Man in Banff”

Stephanie Cawley
“Mary Shelly”

Moriah Cohen
“Snow Downgraded to Nuisance on the Narrow Street”

Jesse De Angelis
“American Spacesuit”
Poetry Reader

Cara Dees
“Vigil Hemming In”

Patrick James Errington
“White Lies”

Jackson Holbert
Poetry Editor

John James
“Poem around Which Everything is Structured”

Peter LaBerge
“The Newcomers”
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Max McDonough
“Makeshift Bildungsroman”

Jessica Poli

Charif Shanahan

Talin Tahajian
Poetry Editor

Matthew Wimberley
“Poem Ending with Infinity on the Glass”

Last year, ten Adroit writers were selected for inclusion, including Ian Burnette for his Adroit poem “Harvests.” To view this year’s full list, visit the Best New Poets website here.

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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