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My favorite poems from each issue along with the first runner up. Plus, my favorite line or lines from each issue.

Jan:
Rae Armantrout : Just Saying
David Harsent : Moppet

Feb:
Thomas Lynch : He Posits Certain Mysteries
Alicia Ostriker : Song

Mar:
Paul Hoover : The Watchman of Ephraim
Kabir (tr. by A.K. Mehrotra) : Brother, I’ve seen some

Apr:
Atsuro Riley : Sunder
Averill Curdy : Ovid in America

May:
Malachi Black : from Quarantine
Sophia Cabot Black : The One Turn That Makes the New World

Jun:
Edith Sodergran (tr. by Brooklyn Copeland) : The Portrait
Labid (tr. by Ange Mlinko) : Lament

July/Aug:
David St. John : In the High Country
David Ferry : The Crippled Girl, The Rose

Sept:
Reginald Dwayne Betts : “For you: anthophilous, lover of flowers”
Mary Ruefle : Shalimar

Oct:
D. A. Powell : Boonies
Rae Armantrout : Spent

Nov:
Olivia Clare : Enoch’s Blocks
John Rybicki : If

Dec:
Dan Beachy-Quick : In a Station of the Metro
Dick Allen : With Drizzled Warm Butter, Intensely Rendered

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