Fresh-Cut Lit & More

Issue No. 43 • FALL 2023
Featuring

Poetry Contest Winners

Diane Seuss, Judge

Weijia Pan, Five Stretched Sapphics
Sapphic
First Prize

* Eileen Toomey, Immunotherapy
American Ghazal / Helix
Second Prize

Matt Broomfield, grindr villanelle
Villanelle
Third Prize 

* Geoffrey Billetter, Gorgon Son
Crossword Puzzle
Honorable Mention

* Penny Johnson, Lockdown
Pantoum
Honorable Mention

Maya Salameh, Music to Drown By
Shape Poem
Finalist

Jeff Pearson, Engagement Corona
Sonnet Crown
Finalist

Clara Bush Vadala, Parthenogenesis
Sonnet Crown
Finalist

*** Zachariah Claypole White, OCD Sonnet #3
Sonnet
Finalist


*Isabel Cristina Legarda, The Body
* Robert Nazar Arjoyan, Drunk in the Graveyard
* Ellie J. Anderson, Ensenada
*Elizabeth Brus, Lina and Nina
Cecile Callan, Home Away From Home
*** Micah Muldowney, Confessions
* Cody Shrum, Zenith
* David Jack Sparks, Dinner is at Seven-Thirty


Anne Anthony, It’s a Mother Thing
Jeff Ewing, The Other Drummer
Will Musgrove, Headed Out West
** Susan Barr-Toman, Old Woman Bearing Fruit (nonfiction)
Chelsey Clammer, Self-Taut (nonfiction)
Jessica Klimesh, Nobody Tells You Any of This (nonfiction)


*** Alex Behm, Main Line
Brooke White, Mermaidia
* Christian Chase Garner, Japanese Beef Curry: A Panoramic

Cover Design by Karen Rile

*Cleaver Emerging Artist

**Artist of Philadelphia

***Both an Artist of Philadelphia & a Cleaver Emerging Artist

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