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Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2023

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Gnashing Teeth Publishing is proud to submit the following poems for consideration of the Pushcart Prize. Each of these nominees had work published by us in 2023, whether online or in print. Join us in congratulating them and wishing them the best of luck.

It’s a Love Story” by Florence-Susanne Reppert

In Which I Look Both Ways Before Getting into Speeding Cars” by Kait Quinn

Pain Scale” by Leticia Urieta

Expecting” by Luke Wortley in Shared Blood

A Woman Named Stanley” by Jo Angela Edwins in A Dangerous Heaven

Knowing You” by Lauren Scharhag in Moonlight and Monsters

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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

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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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