Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The collection’s title, like its contents, reflect the coexistence of optimism and despondency.
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
The Eleanor B. North Poetry Award recipient tackles themes such as anxiety and body images in her burgeoning poetry career.
Deshia Dunn, Central Michigan University
Before it reinvented itself in slam, poetry was tired and increasingly out of touch. Now, it’s a force of change.
Payton Ramey, University of Central Florida
The Hamline University student turns stories of anorexia, sexual abuse and misogyny into anthems of confidence.
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