Poetry Contest

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Four Poems by Savannah Cooper-Ramsey

Winner of BOMB’s 2018 Poetry Contest, selected by Dawn Lundy Martin.

BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest
Contest 2018

Each year BOMB hosts a literary contest to recognize the talents of an emerging writer, selected by a distinguished guest judge in the field.

Five Poems by Marwa Helal

Winner of BOMB’s 2016 Poetry Contest, selected by Bhanu Kapil.

From “Wear You to the Ball” by Steve Dickison

“Accuracy, spontaneity, and mystery” are among the qualities Elizabeth Bishop said made for an outstanding experience with the best poems. 

Four Poems by Daniel Poppick

Daniel Poppick was the winner of Bomb’s 2012 Poetry Contest, judged by Ben Lerner.

2010 Poetry Prize Winner, Judged by Susan Howe: Two Poems by Matthew Reeck

Intercepted Telegrams of a Man in a Tartan Shalwar Kameez

Three Poems (Poetry Prize Winner) by J.R. Thelin

This First Proof contains the poems “The Birds,” “Babysittin’ Boogie,” and “Windows,” which comprised the winning entry in BOMB’s 2008 poetry prize.

Three Poems by Amanda Auchter

This First Proof contains the poems “Restoration of the Delphic Sibyl,” “Limbo for the Miscarry,” and “Beatitude 2” by 2006 Poetry Prize winner Amanda Auchter.

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