2017 Pushcart Prize Nominees

These were difficult decisions, but The Mantle is honored to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize:

Issue 1:

Nina Sudhakar – “Planar Geometry
Ace Boggess – “‘Isn’t Today Worth Fighting for?’
Nicholas Bon – “C-60

Issue 2:

Tallon Kennedy – “Eclipse Hangover / A Month Later
Bryanna Licciardi – “Fish Love
Kenneth Pobo – “On Facebook Wayne Posts Pictures

Congrats! These poems are in an envelope on their way to New York. Best of luck!

While waiting for decisions to be made, consider reading the nominated poems above and/or making a submission yourself! Issue 3 arrives in February.

Issue 2

Here it is: the second issue of The Mantle! Honored to present ten poems from ten poets:

Maureen Daniels
Anisa Gandevivala
R.W. Jagodnik
Tallon Kennedy
Bryanna Licciardi
Keshia Mcclantoc
Stephen Mead
Jessica Mehta
Kenneth Pobo
Aden Thomas

The issue is available both as a PDF and as a series of linked pages, so you can read and/or share in the way you prefer. In this issue you will find poems of fear and acceptance in relation to love, sea, sky, and phenomena; the intersection of art and identity; the inevitability of both future and memory– and much more. Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I do.

Consider submitting to our third issue, which will release on the first of February. Until then, enjoy!

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Issue 1

We are proud to unveil the first issue of The Mantle! We present ten poems from eight poets:

Menkah Ahlawat
Ace Boggess
Nicholas Bon
Gray Clark
Robert Okaji
Kenneth Pobo
Louise Robertson
Nina Sudhakar

The issue is available both as a PDF and as a series of linked pages, so you can read and/or share in the way you prefer. In these poems, you will find a cryptic note from twenty years ago; tape recorders full of secrets; lost cities and selves; holes to drill and fix; math and architecture; and flowers of both the metaphorical and non-metaphorical varieties.

Consider submitting to our second issue, due out in November. Until then, enjoy these great poems!

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Thank you so much for your support!

James Croal Jackson
Editor, The Mantle