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OMG THE 2018 CA POETRY PRIZE JUDGED BY TOMMY PICO!!!!
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Stephanie Berger | Two Poems

“I am failing to speak the language but I know now it is possible”

Jason Phoebe Rusch | Two Poems

“But of course I cannot be every / body for you, you cannot be every / body for me”

Sanjana Bijlani | Two Poems

“I only know that I have never been 1 of 2 brown girls in any place”

Daniel B. Summerhill | Three Poems

“I am failing to speak the language but I know now it is possible”

Susannah Sharpless | Poem

“I am sure that my blonde hair is beautiful but the beauty of my other physical attributes I am much less sure of”

Talia Flores | Two Poems

“Ugolino is a no-eyed man who jumps on his children”

Thera Webb | Poem

“At the fading light bring to her the wolfish mouth of your need.”

Valorie K. Ruiz | Poem

“closed eyes to the watchers in the shadows angels formed in angles beneath the glittering opal”

Wimpy AF | Three Poems

“i awoke to the sound of a neighbor crying someone’s suffering is combing my hair”

Cynthia Manick | Poem

“But of course I cannot be every / body for you, you cannot be every / body for me”

Alexandra Naughton | Poem

“Nothing, yeah. I was always like, yeah that’s the one I want to be!”

Alexander Scalfano | Poem

“black out the windows but the storm is in the house lightning in the bathtub rain over the carpet”

Alex DiFrancesco | Home in Three Meals

“I took a selfie of me in John Wojtowicz’s silhouette and texted it to my wife”

Joseph Parker Okay | every dog i pet in 2016

‘tonight is my first tinder date in tucson. we meet at a dog-friendly bar.”

Geeta Kothari | Dreams of Home

“Once, I wandered into their bedroom and found my father crying on his side of the bed.”

Whit Arnold | Tadpole

“I decided, Fuck it. I took off all of my clothes, even my socks”

Chloé Cela | This Skank Woman

“She’s so dirty she needs a lot of support to get anywhere.”

Jayinee Basu | Swimming Pool

“Her legs kicked a trillion tiny dark blue jewels into the air that melted back into water”

Brianna Johnson | I Against I

“Her mom’s idea of good music was Kirk Franklin and Beyoncé.”

Jenessa Abrams | I’m Not Here

“Death and silence you decide after unzipping your pants.”

Danielle Lea Buchanan | Morcella

“pointing the yellow wooden banana like it’s a Colt 32”

Theadora Walsh | The Jellyfish

“Yosa was doing all the usual things with his hands but I felt nothing.”

Lucie Bonvalet | Florence: a portrait

“She wore a corset that corrected her scoliosis but hindered all movements.”