Announcing Our Nominees for Bettering American Poetry Volume 3

For the second year in a row, we are pleased to announce our nominees for Bettering American Poetry, Volume 3! These poems have stuck with us long after we first published them, and we hope they will stay with and haunt you as well, whether this is your first time reading them, or the tenth. 

Best of luck to our nominees and, as always, to every poet, writer, and artist living and breathing within the scope of their work, and beyond.


Jamal Parker, Dec 17th: Transitioning Part 1
Yves Olade, Long Distance 
Mariel Fechik, A Cupped Palm