2019 RUMINATE BROADSIDE POETRY PRIZE WINNER: Meredith Stricker

2019 RUMINATE BROADSIDE POETRY PRIZE WINNER: Meredith Stricker

November 16, 2019

Ruminate Magazine is excited to share with you the winners of the 2019 Ruminate Broadside Poetry Prize. The winning poems were selected by our final judge, Kristin George Bagdanov, and will appear in our spring 2020 issue. We will also have a limited edition broadside of the winning poem available in the spring. 

FIRST PLACE: "What Are Poets For" by Meredith Stricker 

Meredith Stricker is a visual artist and poet working in cross-genre media. She is the author of Our Animal, Omnidawn Open Book Prize; Tenderness Shore which received the National Poetry Series Award; Alphabet Theater, mixed-media performance poetry from Wesleyan University Press; Mistake, Caketrain Chapbook Award and anemochore selected for the Gloria Anzaldúa chapbook prize, Newfound Press. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Four Quartets Prize from the Poetry Society of America and the T.S. Eliot Foundation as well as for the Dorset Prize and the Boston Review Poetry Prize.  Her work will appear in the 2020 Best American Experimental Writing anthology from Wesleyan. She co-directs visual poetry studio, a collaborative that focuses on architecture in Big Sur, California and projects to bring together artists, writers, musicians and experimental forms. www.meredithstricker.com.

Judge Kristin George Bagdanov writes:

"'What Are Poets For' begs its own question, the poem answering itself, justifying the existence of the poet who dared to ask. Asking, it seems, is the gesture that makes a poet necessary in a time of urgency, which is every time, any time. In this poem, a meditation on Being becomes a cloud becomes a self-portrait of a self as that which becomes the world. This striking poem (struck by a single dash) haunts us with its asking and leaves us wanting that to be enough."


HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lary Kleeman, "Meditation with a Question"

Erin Malone, "New Year"



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