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.
Proud to present our nominations for Volume 3 of Bettering American Poetry (content from Issues 1 and 2 are eligible):
Nina Sudhakar – “Self-Portrait as Cathedral” (Issue 1)
Bryanna Licciardi – “Fish Love” (Issue 2)
Keshia Mcclantoc – “nature vs. nurture” (Issue 2)
These poems are worth the read! Congratulations to the nominees and best of luck going forward in the process.
(We read submissions for Issue 4 through April 7th. Read the guidelines here!)
These were difficult decisions, but The Mantle is honored to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize:
Nina Sudhakar – “Planar Geometry”
Ace Boggess – “‘Isn’t Today Worth Fighting for?’”
Nicholas Bon – “C-60”
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.
We are proud to unveil the first issue of The Mantle! We present ten poems from eight 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. 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!
Click the cover to access the issue:
Thank you so much for your support!
James Croal Jackson
Editor, The Mantle