The newest issue of the online quarterly Radar Poetry is a celebration of the winner and finalists of their annual Coniston Prize, an annual award that recognizes an exceptional group of poems by any poet who identifies as a woman writing in English. This year’s judge was Dorianne Laux, and she selected the following:
Winner: Amy Miller
Finalists: Kenzie Allen, Jessamyn Duckwall, Jenny Grassl, Abi Pollokoff
Radar Poetry 34 features several works from each poet, rounding out the entire issue. Submissions for the next Coniston Prize are open from June 1 – August 1, 2023. The 2022 winner received $1000 and each finalist received $175. In 2022, during the first seven days of contest submissions, Radar Poetry waived fees for BIPOC poets. For more information about the upcoming contest as well as general submissions, visit the Radar Poetry website.
Publishing two open issues and one prize issue online each year, Radar Poetry is a sensory delight. Each poem is accompanied by visual artwork, and several of the works include high-quality audio of the author reading their works in a clean, easy-to-navigate format. Issue 32 includes poetry by Glen Armstrong, Luke Johnson, Kizzíah Burton, Jenny Grassl, L.J. Sysko, Laurel Anderson, Rachel Nelson, Ellen Kombiyil, Debbie Benson, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, Michael Mark, Megan Pinto, Leigh Sugar, Krystal Anali Vazquez, Janine Certo, D.S. Waldman, and Kelly Houle, and artwork by Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, Cyril Caine, Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, Sarah Walko, and Katie Wolff.
Issue 32 of Radar Poetry features poetry by Glen Armstrong, Kelly Houle, D.S. Waldman, Janine Certo, Krystal Anali Vazquez, Leigh Sugar, Megan Pinto, Michael Mark, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, Debbie Benson, Ellen Kombiyil, Rachel Nelson, Laurel Anderson, L.J. Sysko, Jenny Grassl, Kizzíah Burton, and Luke Johnson. Plus, find artwork by Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, Cyril Caine, Nick Farhi, Sarah Walko, and Katie Wolff.
Deadline: September 1, 2021 Radar Poetry‘s Coniston Prize is an annual award that recognizes an exceptional group of poems by a woman writing in English. This year’s esteemed judge is Yona Harvey. The winner will receive $2,000 and will be published in the contest issue, alongside an introduction by Yona Harvey. All finalists will also be published in the contest issue. Submit 3-5 poems by September 1, 2021. Entry fee: $20. Read the guidelines and view past winners at www.radarpoetry.com/contest.
The editors of Radar Poetry will be taking part in a one-hour Zoom lecture and Q&A session hosted by Authors Publish. They will be discussing what editors look for, how to organize your submission, and “insider tips” for getting your poems published in literary journals.
This will air live TODAY (June 30, 2021) at 2PM EST. You do need to register to attend. Don’t worry, it’s free. You also will get a a free recording of the full presentation.
Radar Poetry is celebrating the launch of Issue 30 on Thursday, July 15 at 7PM EST via Zoom.
The event features 15 contributors reading their work: J’Anet Danielo, Romana Iorga, Brendan Constantine, Justin Rigamonti, Amy Lerman, Carolyn Supinka, Carolyn Oliver, Robert Krut, Lisa Creech Bledsoe, Melanie Kristeen Robinson, David Donna, Ruth Williams, Amy Dryansky, Ann DeVilbiss, and William Fargason.
Editors and co-founders Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager will be moderating the event.
The Zoom link will be emailed the day of. While it is free, you do need to register via Eventbrite by 6:30 PM EST on July 15 in order to attend.
Radar Poetry 30 is here! Featuring poetry by Lisa Creech Bledsoe, Brendan Constantine, Jason B. Crawford, Ja’net Danielo, Ann DeVilbiss, Sheila Dong, David Donna, Margaret Draft, Amy Dryansky, William Fargason, Robert Krut, Romana Iorga, Amy Lerman, Carolyn Oliver, Justin Rigamonti, and more.
Radar Poetry’s newest issue features poetry by Geula Geurts, Despy Boutris, K. D. Harryman, Jennifer Beebe, Marietta Brill, Kathryn Haemmerle, Michelle Menting, Julia Paul, Amanda Chiado, Jane Zwart, Meggie Royer, Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones, Janine Certo, Cynthia White, Rachael Inciarte, Josh Exoo, Casey Patrick, and Ruth Dickey, as well as accompany art by artists such as Ethan Pines, Tema Stauffer, Lava Munroe, Honour Mack, and more.
Online literary magazine Radar Poetry will be hosting a two-day virtual intensive workshop, January Cleanse. This will take place via Zoom on January 17 and January 24, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Seasoned poetry editors Dara-Lyn Shrager and Rachel Marie Patterson will be leading this interactive and dynamic workshop dedicated to guiding writers through a fresh start on their poems. Registration officially opened on November 30. Cost for the workshop is $250—space is limited.
Laura Villareal is the winner of Radar Poetry‘s 2020 Coniston Prize. Her suite of poems will appear in Issue 28. Judge Ada Limón said of Villareal’s poems, “With language that is alive and piercing with rich sound work and haunting images, these poems are both confident and aching.”
Finalists of this year’s prize were Hillary Berg, Mary Craig, Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, Jessica Hincapie, Amy Miller, Meredith Stricker, and Sarah Wolfson. You can read their poems in Issue 28 as well.