RAISE YOUR GLASS: Adroit Meets Best New Poets 2017! / by Peter LaBerge

Congratulations to the fifty emerging poets selected by Natalie Diaz for Best New Poets 2017. We're thrilled about this list, and you should be, too. 

Special congratulations are in order for Christina Im, whose Adroit poem "Meanwhile in America" was selected for inclusion in this year's anthology. Christina is a Korean-American writer and high school senior (!) from Portland, Oregon. She was named a 2017 YoungArts Finalist in Writing (Poetry), and her fiction and poetry have appeared in The Adroit JournalThe Blueshift JournalStrange Horizons, and Words Dance, among others. In addition, her work has been recognized by Hollins University, the Adroit Prizes for Poetry & Prose, Princeton University, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Christina joins Ian Burnette and Moriah Cohen as contributors to Best New Poets from The Adroit Journal

We're also completely over the moon to share that Adroit poetry mentorship students—and fellow high school seniors (!)—Aidan Forster and Lily Zhou have been selected for inclusion. As high school seniors, Christina, Aidan, and Lily are officially the youngest contributors to Best New Poets in the history of the series.

We're cheering (loudly) for all twenty-one Adroit writers selected for Best New Poets 2017:

Alfredo Aguilar
Contributor

Eloisa Amezcua
Mentor

Mary Angelino
Contributor

Fatimah Asghar
Contributor

Kai Carlson-Wee
Contributor

Leila Chatti
Previous Poetry Reader

Jameson Fitzpatrick
Contributor

Aidan Forster
Contributor & Mentorship Student

M.K. Foster
Contributor

Roy Guzmán
Contributor

Christina Im
Contributor & Mentorship Student

Tyler Kline
Contributor

Julia Kolchinsky-Dasbach
Contributor

Kara Krewer
Contributor

Edgar Kunz
Contributor

Paige Lewis
Mentor

M'Bilia Meekers
Contributor

Xandria Phillips
Contributor

Osel Jessica Plante
Contributor

Keith Wilson
Contributor

Lily Zhou
Contributor & Mentorship Student

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