Poetry: 2015 Poetry Chapbook Prize Finalists

This month we feature new work from the five finalists from Omnidawn’s 2015 Poetry Chapbook contest:

Adam Atkinson – Jacket Copies
Matthew Cooperman – A Little History of the Panorama
Sam Corfman – An Opaque Flower Digging
Madison Davis – Carrion
Jenny Drai – Tail

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Poetry: Vickie Vértiz


For Dolores Dorantes and Boyle Heights

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Poetry: Monica Sok


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First Verse: Liza Flum and Ezra Dan Feldman

First Verse is a series of conversations with a poet who has recently had a first book accepted or won a first book prize. These conversations navigate the process and experience of conceiving, developing, and bringing a first manuscript to its final form as a finished book.

edf_author_bwEzra Dan Feldman is the author of Habitat of Stones, winner of the 2015 Patricia Bibby First Book Award and forthcoming from Tebot Bach. He is also a graduate student in English at Cornell University. His poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gertrude, Narrative Magazine, Third Wednesday, and Nasty Magazine. More at http://ezradanfeldman.com

Liza Omniverse photoLiza Flum’s poems appear or are forthcoming in The Collagist, H_NGM_N, Lambda Literary, and The Southeast Review. She teaches writing at Cornell and is a poetry editor for Omnidawn.

A new poem by Ezra Dan Feldman follows the interview.
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Mary Cisper reviews Lisa Fishman’s 24 Pages and other poems

24 Pages and other poems
Lisa Fishman
Wave Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781940696102

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