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Best of the Net Nominees Announced

Gnashing Teeth Publishing is proud to announce our nominees for the 2020 Best of the Net anthology.

James Diaz “Between Us, The Valley”
Keriann Gilson “on your grandmother’s farm-we delivered kids at sunrise”
Joshua Bridgwater Hamilton “Weakened”
Jacqueline Moulton “The House Always Wins”
Scott Thomas Outlar “Ham & Havarti on Sourdough”
Miriam Sagan “Pluto”

Submission must have first been published or appeared on the web between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

You can find these poems on our website. Congratulations to the poets!!

young woman with red hair smiling at the camera with a white paper umbrella behind her

like pretty tulips by linda m. crate

everything has been hard and heavy, as of late; in my world and the world at large— so yesterday i was drinking in small wonders like pretty tulips dancing out

What I Can Offer You by Rich Orloff

I cannot fix your pain I cannot solve your problem I can’t prevent the sorrow you’re feeling Or even guarantee I’ll make you smile However, because I’ve known Joy embracing

by Natalye Childress

*this poem is in .jpg to preserve formatting *this is the unformatted text of the poem after rainer maria rilke you, the poet, have become world weary, word-wrought. and god

guy with a dark beard and moustache wearing a black graphic tee

Orchards of Udders by Jon Wesick

dripped on the blanket while air rustled tamarind trees. Chekhov drank a Thai iced tea and plummeted out of this poem. A flock of circles twittered in the hacksaw bushes

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