Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Final Fifty

We’re pleased to announce the fifty final selections for Best New Poets 2010 as made by Claudia Emerson and the series editor. Here they are, with the poet’s name, poem title, and the poet’s state. All entrants will receive an e-mail with these results in the next few days.

Stephen Ackerman, “A Small Obsession” (NY)
Sheri Allen, “June Arrival, Gainesville” (OH)
Mary Angelino, “Helping My Father Write His Father's Eulogy” (AR)
Kate Angus, “Inside My Sleep” (NY)
James Arthur, “Independence” (CA)
Jeff Baker, “April Blizzard” (VA)
Teresa Breeden, “Waiting on Spring” (NV)
Steven Brown, “Penumbra” (MA)
Kai Carlson-Wee, “Thresher” (WI)
Lisa Fay Coutley, “My Lake” (UT)
Todd Dillard, “Brother Mailed His Thumb” (NY)
Sharon Fain, “Angola, 2002” (CA)
Erin Gay, “Portrait Sealed in an Apothecary Jar” (OH)
Brandi George, “Dear Beauty,” (FL)
Linda Gottlieb, “Green Knife-Sharpening Car” (MD)
Megan Grumbling, “Leaving the Room” (ME)
Graham Hillard, “What the Ground Gives” (TN)
Chloe Honum, “Spring” (MA)
Adam Houle, “The Reddish Cur” (TX)
Melissa Hull, “The Stutterer” (AL)
Luke Johnson, “Remembering the Old Testament While Walking the Dog” (WA)
Douglas Jones, “Drinking Slow, Waiting for Weather” (AZ)
Matthew Kelsey, “Frost Heave” (WA)
Tracey Knapp, “Inheritance” (CA)
Rachel Langille, “Telescope” (MI)
Rebecca Lehmann, “The Factory, An Elegy in Six Parts” (FL)
Eugenia Leigh, “Every Hair on Your Head” (CA)
Hailey Leithauser, “the Moon speaks of Polar Bears” (MD)
dawn lonsinger, “The Economist's Daughter” (UT)
Angie Macri, “A Song for Fever” (AR)
Melanie McCabe, “Paperboy” (VA)
Nathan McClain, “Landscape with Goats” (CA)
Stephen McDonald, “Stories” (CA)
Brent Newsom, “Esther Green Moves Out of the Sunset Acres Mobile Home Community” (TX)
Alison Palmer, “Vertigo” (MO)
Joanna Pearson, “After a Molar Pregnancy” (MD)
Stephanie Pippin, “Afterimage” (MO)
Iain Pollock, “Upon Irremediable Shores, Those Who Never Had Time” (PA)
Benjamin Pryor, “New Year's Resolve” (NC)
Jake Ricafrente, “The Funeralgoers” (TX)
Joshua Rivkin, “Pastoral” (CA)
Meighan Sharp, “Habitats” (VA)
J. Eric Smith, “Story Problems” (FL)
Emily Smith, “After Reading About How to Attract Martins to Gourd Houses” (NC)
Sarah Sousa, “Leaving Maine” (MA)
Eleanor Tipton, “Wheel and Shadow” (DC)
Kara van de Graaf, “Poem at the Bottom of the Allegheny River” (WI)
Sarah Wangler, “A Bawl-Ass Remembers Her Childhood” (OK)
Matthew Williams, “Eulogy for the Method” (NY)
Monika Zobel, “On the Corner of Guilt and Ash” (CA)