Adia Palmer’s poem “Moving” was a submission for the 52nd annual Dudley Randall Poetry Prize at University of Detroit Mercy. We were honored to have her as a member of the English department family.
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The Crown Jewel, by Mehar Soni
Dudley Randall Poetry Prize Winner (1st Prize), 2022 The Crown Jewel My mother used to braid my hair;her seasoned hands untangling my dark waves.The percussion of the rain against the window;a perfect counterpoint to her lilting voice. With each pass of the comb, she wove a fairytale.Stories of how she met my father laced intoContinue reading “The Crown Jewel, by Mehar Soni”
What They Don’t Tell You About Suicide, by Aly Porcerelli
Dudley Randall Poetry Prize Winner (3rd Prize), 2022 I’ve spent my life being easily impressed.So when I overdosed on my bedroom floorOn lamotrigine, blood and tearsI couldn’t help but admireThe way the room started to shakeOr how my frail fingers could still dial 911;How life only exists in patterns,O, what a wicked cycle.I laid wearyContinue reading “What They Don’t Tell You About Suicide, by Aly Porcerelli”
￼A Monologue in the Drive-thru, by Jeremy St. Martin
Dudley Randall Poetry Prize Winner (2nd Prize), 2022 I think that will be it. Just rub the chip, sometimes the card gets fussy…there it is. Thanks. Hey, can I get a couple of napkins? Also, my dad is dead. Like just now, dead. We pulled him off a vent–it wasn’t Covid related, so don’t worry,Continue reading “￼A Monologue in the Drive-thru, by Jeremy St. Martin”