Second Annual jmww Poetry Chapbook Contest!

glassland in productionSubmissions are now open for our second annual chapbook contest, to be judged this year by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson!

Deadline December 15th. The winner will receive $500, plus five letterpress-cover copies of the chapbook. Read the submission details and enter the contest here.

You can also purchase Glassland, Jessica Poli’s winning chapbook for our first competition, by clicking here.

Poet and former judge Oliver de la Paz offered this citation for his selection of Glassland:

The poems in Jessica Poli’s remarkable chapbook, Glassland, are little dioramas. Behind the glass enclosure are heartbeats fraught with all the wonder and despair of loves and losses that have outgrown their housing. A door melts behind a person leaving. The barns are “half-eaten/in the dark.” Somewhere, the “lightning/connects to the machine.” The poems in Glassland give a sense of the fragility of aquarium glass, and yet the foundations, the flesh, bear up the heavy weight of our humanity.

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