Increasingly, poems reach me physically, testing my physical and emotional boundaries—looking for places they might get inside, frequencies at which I might hear, poking at sensuous dead zones.
BOMB is thrilled to announce Stephanie Jean as the winner of our 2020 Poetry Contest.
Winner of BOMB’s 2018 Poetry Contest, selected by Dawn Lundy Martin.
Each year BOMB hosts a literary contest to recognize the talents of an emerging writer, selected by a distinguished guest judge in the field.
Winner of BOMB’s 2016 Poetry Contest, selected by Bhanu Kapil.
Winner of BOMB’s 2014 Poetry Contest, selected by CAconrad.
Winner of BOMB’s 2012 Poetry Contest, selected by Ben Lerner.
Intercepted Telegrams of a Man in a Tartan Shalwar Kameez
This First Proof contains the poems “The Birds,” “Babysittin’ Boogie,” and “Windows,” which comprised the winning entry in BOMB’s 2008 poetry prize.