Poetry Editor’s Note

It is an honor to share with you the winners and finalists of this year’s Stephen Dunn Prize, selected by Richard Blanco.

The Winner of our annual Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry is Lynne Thompson, for her timely poem, Politics.

And we are also excited to present you with two runner-up selections, as well: Erasure by Arne Weingart and For the Most Part by Don Colburn.

We also have many other compelling poems and translations from around the world that we are sure you will enjoy.

Lastly, we’d like to offer a fond farewell to January O’Neil, who will be changing her role from Poetry Co-Editor to Poetry Consulting Editor.  It will be an honor to consult with her. 

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest – it was a pleasure to read so many fine submissions.

The Poetry Editors

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