Best of the Net

Sparks of Calliope nominated six poems for the Best of the Net award, sponsored by Sundress Publications. Eligible poems were submitted between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, and were previously unpublished.

Best of the Net 2022 Nominees

“The Memory of a Star” by Evita Arakelian

“Left Hand Bottom Corner” by Liz Bennett

“Umbrella” by W. Roger Carlisle

“Sonnet on a Shore” by David Gosselin

“Mask & Name” by Sado Marinovic

“The Beautiful No” by Bruce McRae


Best of the Net 2021 Nominees

“Between Love and Madness” by Deborah L. Staunton

“COVID Dispatch” by Charlie Brice

“Epigraph” by D. R. James

“Pan de Sal” by Chelsea Samson

“Past Death” by Stephen Kingsnorth

“The Artist Observes a Dead Tree” by R. Nikolas Macioci


Best of the Net 2020 Nominees

An Art Deco Version of the Panama Canal” by William Doreski

From Your Lover in the Middle East” by John Grey

The Last Time I Had to See You” by Victoria Hunter

Lamp Legacy” by Stephen Mead

The Rothko Room” by Anca Rotar

Ancestry… for my mother” by Karen Shepherd