We’re delighted to announce this year’s nominations for The Pushcart Prize.
ONE ART’s 2022 Pushcart Prize nominations:
Jane Zwart – 13
Ona Gritz – Office Visit
Anne Graue – Kansas Ode
Laurie Kuntz – Anniversary, Again
Hannah Schoettmer – Things we Remove
Carla Sarett – post abortion interview
Congratulations to our wonderful poets!
A contractor does not build a tall hotel,
then Jenga from the stack of floors
the layer after twelve. This fact shocks no one.
Yet superstitious travelers blithely rest
their heads in fourteenth-story suites. Little
is more literal than the magical thinker’s mind.
Or more exacting: my great-aunt refused
the extra bun in the baker’s generous dozen.
I have brought back your Iscariot roll, she told
the kid behind the till—and that woman loved
both bread and thrift. Some of the credulous
are like that, though; raised on wrath, they think
that the only luck must be lightning.
Jane Zwart’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, and TriQuarterly, as well as other journals and magazines.