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Congratulations to the 2022 winners, finalists, and semi-finalists!


Louise Bogan Award Winner selected by Ed Bok Lee

States of Arousal by Sunshine O’Donnell



Amid Serpentine Grasses, by Shawnie Morris

All Our Naked Shadows Wear Us Curious Suits, Paula Cisewski

Every Little Iliad, Jean Gallagher

Ghostlit, Theodora Ziolkowski


Semi-finalists (in alphabetical order)

Still Life with Frida, by Laura Amsel

Every Last Thing, by Alyse Knorr

Wolf Tours, by Alyse Knorr

Soudure, by Timothy McBride

The Knife Thrower’s Girl, by Naomi Mulvihill

Steady, Girl, by Leona Sevick

Systole/Diastole, by Constance Studer



Trio Award Winner selected by Aileen Casinnetto

The Fight by Jennifer Manthey



The Glow in Our Spilling, by Ximena Keogh Serrano

The Knife Thower’s Girl, Naomi Mulvihill

Kaan and Her Sisters, by Lena Tuffaha


Semi-finalists (in alphabetical order):

In the Absence of Safe Space, by Eli Estochen

A Flocking of Hands, by Alex Gulis

Sphinxlike, by Chine Lama

Across the Pacific, by Xiaoly Li

Dream of Being, by Kathryne Lim

Tiny Extravaganzas, by Diane Mehta

The Sounding Realm, by Paul Panish

Dutch Landscapes of the American Great Lakes, by Max Schleicher


Ed Bok Lee's most recent collection is Mitochondrial Night (Coffee House Press).Honors for his books include an Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice), a PEN/Open Book Award, a Minnesota Book Award, and an American Book Award. Lee attended kindergarten in Seoul, South Korea, and currently teaches in Fine Arts at Metropolitan State University. Forthcoming work: "Pandemic Love," an essay in the anthology, We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World (University of Minnesota Press, November 2021), and Smiling in an Old Photograph: Poems by Kim Ki-taek (Co-translated by Ed Bok Lee and Yang Eun-Mi) (OHM Editions, December 2021).

TRIO AWARD JUDGE 2022: Aileen Cassinetto 

Aileen Cassinetto is author of Traje de Boda and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems, as well as three chapbooks through Moria Books’ acclaimed Locofo series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRYMarsh Hawk Press ReviewSan Francisco Chronicle, and Vox Populi, among others. She was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow in 2021 and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, California. 

Congratulations and welcome to Jessica Hincapie, winner of the 2021 Louise Bogan Award for Bloomer
selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Jessica Hincapie is a poet, writer, and teacher from South Florida. Her work has received various honors, including a 2021 Pushcart Nomination, finalist for Radar Poetry's 2020 Coniston Prize judged by Ada Limon, a 2022 Cuttyhunk Writers’ Residency and more. She has work out in numerous publications, including Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Sonora Review, Indiana Review and many others. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Texas where she received the Michael Adams Prize in Poetry, judged by Camille Rankine. Currently she lives in Austin, Texas where she is Program Director of the Writing Barn and teaches creative writing to children and adults.

Congratulations and welcome to Megan Neville, winner of the 2021 Trio Award for 
The Fallow, 
selected by Steve Healey.

Congratulations and welcome to Jessica Hincapie, winner of the 2021 Louise Bogan Award for Bloomer
selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh
Congratulations and welcome to Jessica Hincapie, winner of the 2021 Louise Bogan Award for Bloomer
selected by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Megan Neville (she/her) is a writer and educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the chapbook Rust Belt Love Song (Game Over Books, 2019), and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in West Branch, Pleiades,, wildness, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Boiler, McSweeney's, Lunch Ticket, Dialogist, and elsewhere. She is a National Board Certified Teacher of English Language Arts in Adolescence/Young Adulthood, and holds BSE and MEd degrees from Kent State University. She was the winner of the 2019 Wick Poetry Center Contest for Peace & Transformation, and has been a finalist or semifinalist for the Write Bloody Book Contest, the Akron Poetry Prize, the Frost Place Chapbook Contest, the Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Chapbook Contest, and the YesYes Books 2020 Open Reading Period, and others. She is also a poetry reader for Split Lip Magazine. Find her on Twitter @MegNev.

Congratulations and welcome to Issam Zineh, finalist for the 2021 Trio Award for 
Unceded Land,
selected by Trio House Press Editors.

Issam Zineh is a Palestinian-American poet and scientist. He is the author of the chapbook The Moment of Greatest Alienation (Ethel, 2021). His poems often engage with territory as both demarcated physical and psychological spaces and explore associated concepts: boundaries, identity, power, subjugation, resistance, and reconciliation. Much of his current work contends with the politics of place and accounts for the marks of the past in poems that tangle with love and intimacy. The son of immigrants, he was born in Los Angeles and has lived in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and Southern U.S. He currently lives on the ancestral homeland of the Paskestikweya people. His poems appear or are forthcoming in AGNI, Pleiades, Nimrod, Tahoma Literary Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry (Poets Resist), Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Find him at or on Twitter @izineh.