We are so excited to announce the 2023 Poetry Contest shortlist! Many thanks, again, to all those who entered, and to our wonderful judge, John Elizabeth Stintzi, for their careful consideration with the longlisted works. Congratulations to these five writers!
Room Magazine’s 2023 Poetry Contest: The Shortlist
What should be safe, by Livia Meneghin
Public display of affection, by Puma Simone
Sorry I Couldn’t Come to Your Baby Shower But, by Megan Morrison
I don’t believe in god but I do believe we should, by Alanna Schwartz
Hold Until Safe, by Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson
The list of winners will be coming your way shortly, so keep your eyes peeled. Another big congrats to these poets!