2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest
2018 Judge: Jericho Brown
Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018-CLOSED
The winner for this year's contest was Alan Elyshevitz's poem, "Why." This poem, along with the two finalists, Jordan Franklin's poem "Dive" and Molly Bess Rector's poem "After an Argument," will appear in our December issue.
Our contest judge, Jericho Brown, said this about the winning poem: "I am most impressed with the original and particular imagery and its unexpected turns that move full-throttle as one might in a stolen truck."
Below is the list of semi-finalists (listed in alphabetical order by poet's last name):
Dani DiCenzo's "Dear Mrs. Elizabeth Smart"
-Elizabeth O'Brien's "Riding Headless"
-Anna Sandy-Elrod's "The Way You Spell Dog Backwards"
-C.F. Sibley's "Mare," "Mare," and "On Knowing My Body is Not My Own"
-Elizabeth Theriot's "Bones as Unfinished Beams"