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The Poet’s Billow is happy to announce that Kieran Dieter has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Pangaea Prize; and Martha Brenckle has been selected as the runner-up. The winning poems can be read on the 2021 Pangaea Prize announcement page. 

The Poet’s Billow is now welcoming submissions to the 2022 Bermuda Triangle Prize—Deadline April 30; and to the 2022 Pangaea Prize—Deadline May 1. If you would like to stay updated on contests and publications in the future you can join us on Facebook and Twitter.


About our Winner & Runner-Up:

Kieran Dieter is a writer, artist, and educator. Their poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Atticus Review, FIELD, Juked, Pleiades, and Prairie Schooner, among other journals. They were a finalist for the Italo Calvino Prize and Third Coast’s Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction. They live with their family in Providence, RI.


Martha Catherine Brenckle is a Professor at the University of Central Florida where she teaches First-year Writing and Rhetorical Theory. She writes poetry and fiction and has published most recently in The Sea Letter, Clockhouse Review, Broken Bridge Review, Burningword Literary Magazine, Bryant Literary Review and Poets Billow among others. In 2000, she won the Central Florida United Arts Award for Poetry. Her first novel, Street Angel (2006) and was nominated for a Lambda Award and a Triangle Award and was a Finalist for Fence Magazine’s 2007 Best GLBT Novel Award. In 2019, Finishing Line Press published her poetry chapbook, Hard Letters and Folded Wings. Currently, Martha serves as the Treasurer for the GLBTQ+ Museum of Central Florida.