2022 Poetry Broadside Contest Winner Announced

Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2021 Poetry Broadside Contest judged by Sarah Clark. This year’s winner is Saba Keramati with the poem “World War 3 is Trending on Twitter.” Keramati’s poem will be letterpress-printed as an 8.5″ x 11″ broadside and will be made available for sale in our online store. Orders for our broadside will be open this summer. “World War 3 is Trending on Twitter” first appeared in Glass: A Journal of Poetry.

Saba Keramati is a Chinese-Iranian writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from University of Michigan and UC Davis, where she was a Fellow for Creative Arts. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, and supported with fellowships from the UC Davis Humanities Institute and Seventh Wave. Saba’s work is published or forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review, AGNI, Passages North, and elsewhere. Currently, she serves as Poetry Editor for Sundog Lit. You can follow her work at www.sabakeramati.com or on Twitter at @sabzi_k

The judge of the 2022 Poetry Broadside Contest was Sarah Clark, a disabled non-binary Native (Nanticoke) editor, writer, and cultural consultant. They are Editor-in-Chief of beestung, Editor-in-Chief and Features & Reviews Editor at ANMLY, Co-Editor at Bettering American Poetry, a reader at Atlas Review, and a Co-Editor of The Queer Movement Anthology. She curated ANMLY‘s GLITTERBRAIN folio on mental health by trans and queer writers of color, a folio on Indigenous & Decolonial Futures & Futurisms, and edited Drunken Boat‘s folios on Sound Art, “Desire & Interaction,” and a collection of global indigenous art and literature, “First Peoples, Plural.” They were co-editor of Apogee Journal‘s #NoDAPL #Still Here folio, and co-edited Apogee Journal‘s series “WE OUTLAST EMPIRE,” of work against imperialism, and “Place[meant],” on place and meaning, and has guest edited for Glass Poetry‘s Poets Respond series. Sarah has previously read for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net and Curious Specimens anthologies and is a former Co-Curator at Poets in Pajamas. Formerly, they served as a VIDA Board Member.

Thank you to everyone who sent us their work. 

Runner-Up: 

Ashia Ajani, “nameless”

Finalists:

Ally Ang, “Invocation”

Joan Kwon Glass, “Attending a 12-Step Meeting After Learning That Rust Has Grown on the Moon”

Rosanna Alice Boswell, “BENEDICTION WITH SELF”

Caitlin Cowan, “Fermata for Early Summer”

J. David, “Ode to Trans* Bodies”

Farah Gafoor, “I’m Going to Butcher This”

Simone Person, “Haibun for the Unlived Life”

Dani Putney, “Siopao”

Talia Wright, “i am famished, so:”

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