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:
sally burnette – “selected edible mushrooms of north carolina” (Issue 5)
Mateo Lara – “Odio (Hate)” (Issue 7)
Sara Trattner – “A Well Made Bed” (Issue 7)
Lisa Folkmire – “I am told that I have OCD” (Issue 8)
Joanna C. Valente – “When You Ask Me How I Am and I Almost Tell You, I Haven’t Killed Myself Yet” (Issue 8)
Rikki Angelides – “Departures” (Issue 8)
Congrats and good luck to these poets! Issue 10 will release in November. You can find submission guidelines here.
Issue 9 is here! So excited to share ten stellar poems from Kristian Macaron, Maddie Ticknor, Ashley Steineger, and Catherine Weiss.
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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:
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Proud to release Issue 8, including eight fantastic poets:
Sara Rose Lieto
Joanna C. Valente
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Issue 7 Contributors
Terri Kirby Erickson
Nancy Byrne Iannucci
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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!
November 2018 (Issue 6) includes poems from:
Ariana D. Den Bleyker
Donora and Andrew Rihn
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It has been one year since the release of our first issue! Happy to rein in our second year of The Mantle with eight excellent poets. Click the cover below to read!
Issue 5 contributors:
Virginia Bach Folger
Our next issue arrives in November. Submit today!
The Mantle is pleased to announce these six poems from our first four issues as our nominations for the 2018 Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” Anthology:
Nina Sudhakar – Self-Portrait as Cathedral (Issue 1)
Bryanna Licciardi – Fish Love (Issue 2)
Eleonor Botoman – The Diorama (Issue 3)
Layne Ransom – What We Can Bear (Issue 3)
Fayce Hammond – One Genealogy for De/Colonization (Issue 3)
Hedy Habra – Or What Does a Tree Know About Aging? (Issue 4)
Congrats and good luck to these poets! Issue 5 releases on Wednesday, August 1st. You can find submission guidelines here.
Honored to present the fourth issue of The Mantle, presenting ten poems from ten poets:
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.
Consider submitting to our fifth issue, which will release on the first of August. Until then, enjoy!
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Thanks for reading and– always– your support!
James Croal Jackson