Pushcart Prize

Sparks of Calliope endeavors to nominate six poems each year for the annual Pushcart Prize. Our latest nominations are for the 2021 Pushcart Prize XLV: Best of the Small Presses edition, and come from poems we published in 2020. The nominees are:

2021 Pushcart Prize XLV: Best of the Small Presses

“COVID Dispatch” by Charlie Brice

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

“The Rothko Room” by Anca Rotar

“Pan de Sal” by Chelsea Samson

“Ancestry… for my mother” by Karen Shepherd

“Between Love and Madness” by Deborah L. Staunton


2020 Pushcart Prize XLIV: Best of the Small Presses

“Playing Tennis with My Ex” by Diane Elayne Dees

“Disgruntled Thoughts after a Fruitless Summer of Job Hunting” by Linda Ferguson

“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

“Cultivation” by Robert Nisbet