Porkbelly Press’ Nominees from 2016
Shakeema Smalls for “rût.” First printed in Sugared Water #005, December 2016.
James A. H. White for “Okaasan [Mother].” First printed in chapbook hiku [pull] (Porkbelly Press, 2016).
Congratulations & good luck to all nominees! It’s been our pleasure to nominate this work for such an outstanding project.
From Bettering American Poetry’s nominations page
We want work that is unafraid to look, to shake shit up, to speak. We are interested in poems that challenge patriarchal and white supremacist power structures. We love poems that burn misogynist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic, racist, xenophobic attitudes and behaviors at the core. Poems that critique the dominant culture and flummox the status quo, that speak with voices historically misrepresented, underrepresented, censored, and silenced make us sit up and listen hard. | more