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Press 53 Award for Poetry

“It’s rare to find such perfect prose poetry. The poet’s abrupt swerves and disruptive metaphors drop readers off cliffs, repeatedly. Marvelous work.”

~ Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, Tom Lombardo

Jackie Craven has won First Prize in the Press 53 poetry competition. Her collection, WHISH, will be published in 2024.

The competition received 401 entries from writers in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Also selected for publication: Today’s Specials, a compelling collection of poems by runner-up Sara Ries Dziekonski.

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