We are so happy to bring you the poems for the 2013 Atlantis Award. Big thanks to Mike Dockins who judged this year’s contest. He selected Lisa Summe‘s poem “Pilot You” as the winner. Please, go read it and the other fantastic poems by our finalists.
Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and earned her BA and MA in English at the University of Cincinnati. Her poems have appeared in Fourth River, Mead, The Licking River Review, and others. This year she received honorable mention in the Jean Chimsky Poetry Prize and was nominated twice for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. Currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Tech, she lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with her very handsome cat, Ozzy.