Saturday, August 1, 2009


Best New Poets is pleased to announce the fifty poets selected by Kim Addonizio for the 2009 anthology:

Amanda Chiado, “Openings”
Brandon Courtney, “Memorandum for the Record”
Jamison Crabtree, “Lyric - Donst Says”
Carolyn Creedon, “Pied Beauty”
James Crews, “Sex in the Rain”
Laura Davenport, “Why We Don't Write About Kudzu”
Kelly Davio, “The Way I Remember”
Sally Dawidoff, “Night Manager”
Danielle Deulen, “My Sister Accuses Me of Leaving”
Chiara Di Lello, “Center”
Katy Didden, “String Theory: Pyramus & Thisbe”
Alex Dimitrov, “White Fire”
Benjamin Dombroski, “Elegy for the Emptied Prairie”
Caitlin Doyle, “Thirteen”
Caitlin Dube, “Self Portrait as Corpse”
Barbara Duffey, “Thought Makes Everything Fit for Use”
Adam Giannelli, “What We Know”
Jules Gibbs, “Pronghorn”
Pilar Gomez-Ibanez, “Losing Bedrock Farm”
Rae Gouirand, “January”
Michael J. Grabell, “Definition of Terms”
Warren Heiti, “From 'The Uncollected Works of Sallie Chisum'”
Sara Johnson, “How the World Was Made”
Rebecca Keith, “Epistolary”
Sally Rosen Kindred, “Common Daisy”
Brian Leary, “The Trouble with the Mind”
Keith Leonard, “A Brief History of Patience”
Jennifer Molnar, “Separation”
Trey Moody, “Climate Reply”
Amanda Moore, “Las Atlas”
Megan Moriarty, “Reasons Why the Birthday Party Was Apocalyptic”
Lauren Moseley, “Summer”
Chris Perkowski, “What Nobody Thinks of When They Think of Time Travel”
Matthew Poindexter, “Nostalgia”
Roger Reeves, “Kletic of Walt Whitman, the Wound Dresser”
Joshua Robbins, “The Man in Hopper's Office in a Small City”
Stephanie Rogers, “On the Occasion of Her Annual Disappointment”
Katie Schmid, “Jobs”
Arnold Seong, “Transplantation”
David Silverstein, “Metamorphosis”
Gretchen Steele Pratt, “Road Rising Into Deep Grass”
Melissa Stein, “Eight Questions”
Kate Sweeney, “Death of the Hired Hand, Hiawatha, Kansas”
Michael Verschelden, “American Erasure”
Tana Jean Welch, “Sometimes, The Trip Across the Continent is Enough”
Eric Weinstein, "Diagnosis"
Patrick Whitfill, “Of Your Misguided Saints”
Joe Wilkins, “Notes from the Journey Westward”
Johnathon Williams, “Dirge”
Andrea Young, “Cleopatra, Pregnant, Refuses to Let Marc Antony Leave the Bed Chamber”

We are still in the process of verifying these initial results. Eligibility rules are at Please e-mail editor [at] with any comments/concerns. Entrants will receive this information in a separate e-mail.