Raise Your Glass: The Adroit Journal Meets Best New Poets 2016! / by Peter LaBerge

Congratulations to the fifty emerging poets selected by Mary Szybist for inclusion in Best New Poets 2016! We're pleased to share that Moriah Cohen's poem "Snow Downgraded to Nuisance on the Narrow Street," originally published in the Winter 2016 Issue of The Adroit Journal, made the list.

Other than in The Adroit JournalMoriah Cohen’s poetry has been published in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewHoot: A Mini Literary Magazine on a PostcardWord RiotBaltimore Review, and Narrative, where she took runner-up in their 30 Below Contest in 2013. She has an MFA from Rutgers University’s Newark Campus. Currently, she lives in New Jersey with her two sons.

We're cheering (loudly) for all sixteen Adroit writers selected for Best New Poets 2016:

Kaveh Akbar
"Fugu"
Contributor

Kenzie Allen
"In Which I Become (Tiger Lily)"
Contributor

Anders Carlson-Wee
"To the Fingerless Man in Banff"
Contributor

Stephanie Cawley
"Mary Shelly"
Contributor

Moriah Cohen
"Snow Downgraded to Nuisance on the Narrow Street"
Contributor

Jesse De Angelis
"American Spacesuit"
Poetry Reader

Cara Dees
"Vigil Hemming In"
Contributor

Patrick James Errington
"White Lies"
Contributor

Jackson Holbert
"Elegy"
Poetry Editor

John James
"Poem around Which Everything is Structured"
Contributor

Peter LaBerge
"The Newcomers"
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Max McDonough
"Makeshift Bildungsroman"
Contributor

Jessica Poli
"Milkstone"
Contributor

Charif Shanahan
"Song"
Contributor

Talin Tahajian
"Remedies"
Poetry Editor

Matthew Wimberley
"Poem Ending with Infinity on the Glass"
Contributor

Last year, ten Adroit writers were selected for inclusion, including Ian Burnette for his Adroit poem "Harvests." To view this year's full list, visit the Best New Poets website here.