Congratulations to Maxine Scates, whose poem, "Singer," from Cave Wall
Issue #13, was awarded a Pushcart Prize.
Thanks to all who entered Cave Wall's 2017 BROADSIDE CONTEST.
Congratulations to our winners and finalists:
Congratulations to Nickole Brown and Judson Mitcham whose poems,
"The Dead," and "White," from Cave Wall Issue #14, were chosen by Natasha
Trethewey for the Best American Poetry anthology.
1st PLACE – Jennifer Grotz, “Come, No Longer Unthinkable”
2nd PLACE—Molly Spencer, “In Southeast Lower Michigan, a Chance of Snow
3rd PLACE—Chelsea Wagenaar, “Night Shift”
Danielle Beazer Dubrasky, “Palimpsest”
Matthew Thorburn, “Gray Light on an Unmade Bed”
Emma Bolden, “The Two White Pigeons”
Christopher Buckley, “After Su Tung-Po”
Malcolm Friend, “Ode to My Curls”
Charlotte Matthews, “Companion to the Mind”
Tori Reynolds, “Rabbit Rabbit”
Congratulations to RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS, winner of the 2020 Nina
Riggs Poetry Award for her poem "Good Mother," selected by guest judge
Honorable Mention goes to Melissa Crowe for "Dear Terror, Dear Splendor."
To learn more about this year's winner and finalists,
For more infomration about The Nina Riggs Poetry Award, including how
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We are happy to announce that guest judge Maggie
Smith has selected REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS as the
winner of the 2021 Nina Riggs Poetry Award for the
poem "Blood History."
Honorable Mention goes to George David Clark, Camille
Dungy, and Benjamin S. Grossberg.