#17 The Cruelties of Brooklyn, Paul Schaeffer
#18 Death, Please Wait, Rochelle Jewell Shapiro
#19 Dear Yiddish, Richard J. Fein
Next Mudfish Poetry Prize #17
Judged by Deborah Landau (https://www.deborahlandau.com)
Contest deadline: June 15, 2023
Dear poets, writers, artists, and friends,
At long last, Mudfish is back! Deep apologies for the delay: a protracted legal dispute finally resolved, I am at last able to announce the winners and finalists of the 16th Mudfish Poetry Prize judged by Marie Howe. They are as follows:
Alyssa Stadtlander, for “the voice of one crying”
First Honorable Mention
Michael Miller, for “Skunk Cabbage”
Second Honorable Mention
William Barnes for “the veils”
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New York, New York
East Hampton, New York
Hot Springs, Arizona
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rafaella Del Bourgo
Poughquag, New York
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Richmond Hill, New York
Coral Gables, Florida
The next issue of Mudfish, Mudfish 23, which has been in enforced sleep mode, should be available by December 2022 or January 2023.
Two volumes of Mudfish Individual Poet Series will also be published at that time:
The Cruelties of Brooklyn by Paul Schaeffer and
Kimono with Young Girl Sleeves by Jill Hoffman
With thanks to our loyal and patient friends, and to Marie Howe for her brilliant judging of the contest, and to the wonderful poets who made her job difficult and the forthcoming issue great.
Mudfish/Box Turtle Press
Mudfish 22 has launched! Better than ever — our constant theme — is true once again.
Mudfish 22 is bursting with beautiful outrageous poems, lavish selections from diverse poets, and new art by up-and-coming New York-based artists. The readers include the judge of the Mudfish Poetry Prize, Erica Jong, the first prize winner from Kentucky, two honorable mentions from Canada and Texas, a new poet from London, the guest Art Editor, John Yau, and many others. Available through Barnes & Noble or via PayPal at email@example.com
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The winners are in for the 15th Mudfish Poetry Prize judged by Erica Jong!
First prize goes to:
Mark Schimmoeller from Frankfort, Kentucky, for his poem, “Benediction”
Mudfish 21 still available!
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Notes for a Love Poem by Mary Du Passage
Conversations with the Horizon by E.J. Evans
Vilnius Diary by Anna Halberstadt and Single Woman by Dell Lemmon
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With warmest thanks to our poets, readers, and judge.
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