Issue 11 has arrived! It features stellar work from seven poets:
Stephanie Athena Valente
Thanks for reading. Hope this uncertain era finds you safe and healthy.
The Mantle Poetry is pleased to announce our nominations for next year’s Pushcart Prize:
Stefani Cox – Fault Lines (Issue 7)
Kristin LaFollette – Exigence (Issue 7)
Tiffany Belieu – Size Matters (Issue 8)
Kristian Macaron – Your Blood Is What Builds You (Issue 9)
Alexandra Bentayou – Four of us: (Issue 10)
Hannah Newman – In the boxes that are left glass apples glaze with dust (Issue 10)
Good luck to these poems!
The Mantle is pleased to announce these six poems from issues five through eight as our nominations for the 2019 Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” Anthology:
Joanna C. Valente – “When You Ask Me How I Am and I Almost Tell You, I Haven’t Killed Myself Yet” (Issue 8)
Congrats and good luck to these poets! Issue 10 will release in November. You can find submission guidelines here.
Best New Poets is an annual anthology that celebrates emerging poets who have yet to publish a full-length collection. After much deliberation (and a months-long delay in the announcement due to a busy schedule), The Mantle is happy to announce our two nominees from eligible poets we published in 2018:
Click their names to read the nominated poems!
These were not easy to narrow down, but The Mantle is honored to announce our six poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize:
Alicia Hoffman – History Suggests This Is Only the Beginning (Issue #3, February 2018)
Amy Poague – The Time Inside Our Bodies Keeps Us Young (Issue #4, May 2018)
Julia Norton – Don’t Bring This One to Adam (Issue #5, August 2018)
Hunter Lewinski – Usufruct (Issue #5, August 2018)
Gregory Kimbrell – [Utility] SA (Issue #6, November 2018)
Ben Kline – Boy in Repetition (Issue #6, November 2018)
Congrats! Hoping for good news for these poets.
Submissions for Issue 7 are open!