Contest now closed.  

Don't cry, our contest judge, the wonderful Khadijah Queen is now reading your poems.   Winner will be announced September 1, 2014.

And, and, and we open back up for submissions September 1, too!!  Get 'dem poems a-ready.

Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit (Black Goat/Akashic Books 2008) and Black Peculiar, which won the 2010 Noemi Press book award for poetry and was a finalist for the Gatewood Prize at Switchback Books. Individual poems appear in Best American Nonrequired Reading, jubilat, Aufgabe, Fire and Ink: A Social Action Anthology and many other journals and anthologies. Prose appears in Memoir, Rattle, Cutthroat, and forthcoming in The Force of What’s Possible (Nightboat 2014). Her drawings, performance, video and sound art have been presented at the Seattle Art Museum, Le Flash Atlanta, Cuchifritos Gallery in NYC, the Tao Gallery in Mumbai, India as part of Miko Kuro’sMidnight Tea project, and elsewhere. She currently works as an editor for a finance company, is raising a teenager, and since 2008 has curated the multi-genre reading series Courting Risk.

                                                                                                                                                                       

Photo credit: Paul Octavious for Ann Hamilton, 2013

Photo credit: Paul Octavious for Ann Hamilton, 2013