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The Poet’s Billow is happy to announce that our judge Sara Lupita Olivares has chosen Peter Filkins as the winner of the 2019 Pangaea Prize. The winning poems along with a selection of the finalists can be read on the 2019 Pangaea Prize announcement page.

We also named a number of semifinalists. This was a difficult list to make and hard decisions were made on every level of judging. We receive so many great poems and don’t have the resources to publish them all.

The Poet’s Billow is also now welcoming submissions to the Bermuda Triangle Prize and the Pangaea Prize. If you would like to stay updated on contests and publications in the future you can join us on Facebook and Twitter.

About our judge:

Sara Lupita Olivares is the author of Migratory Sound (The University of Arkansas Press), which was selected as winner of the 2020 CantoMundo Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Field Things (dancing girl press). Her poems have appeared in The New York Times, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill Journal, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. Currently she lives in northern New Mexico where she is an assistant professor at New Mexico Highlands University. https://www.saralupitaolivares.com

About our Winner:

Peter Filkins is the author of five collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Water / Music, will be published by Johns Hopkins UP in April 2021. His previous volume, The View We’re Granted, received the Sheila Margaret Motton Best Book Award from the New England Poetry Club, and his poems, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Poetry, The American Scholar, The N.Y. Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. He teaches writing and literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and courses in translation at Bard College. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/water-music