From Recommended Reads

Starving and Sated

Editor (now alumna) Maddie Woda reviews Jihyun Yun’s first collection, Some Are Always Hungry. In 2016, I stumbled upon Jihyun Yun’s poem “Recipe: Dak-dori-tang” in BOAAT. A freshman in Columbia’s English program, I was beginning to develop my taste for poetry. I liked narration, freshness, unapologetic earnestness. I did not want too much room for interpretation, worried I’d fall through the cracks and say something ridiculous in class. I preferred James Wright to John Ashbery. I could not name any poets who were not deceased white men.  I read “Recipe: Dak-dori-tang” and immediately fell in love with Yun’s style. While…

Spring 2020 Prizewinners, Runners-Up, and Finalists: Links to pieces!

The time has come to read our Spring 2020 issue, now available on our “Current Issue” page! Below, you’ll find all of our phenomenal finalists, runners-up, and prizewinners for our 2020 Poetry & Prose Competition, accompanied by links to their pieces in our magazine: WINNER (selected by Jordan Kisner) – Prose Sara Kachelman, Friends of the Gyre WINNER (selected by Robyn Schiff) – Poetry Bryn Evans, Thotiana’s interlude, or Barbara Mason reconsiders settling down RUNNERS-UP (selected by Robyn Schiff) – Poetry Sidney Eberly, The Sidewalk Queen Kirsten Ihns, WATER LENS BAY DOG COUGH BUTTER MOTHER FINALISTS (selected by the editors) – Poetry Sidney Eberly, The Sidewalk Queen & Heliotropism Complex Janelle Effiwatt, Poetry, like…