The Best of the Net Anthology gives much-appreciated recognition to authors and journals who publish online, while the Pushcart Prize honors the best of America’s small presses. This fall, Rust + Moth devoted time, love, and a few stamps to nominating our favorite poems for these anthologies, and we are proud to shout their names from the rooftops now.
Best of the Net Anthology
- The Capacity for Malignancy is Ancient, by Chera Hammons
- Ascend from the moon, by Erin Coughlin Hollowell
- Frontier, by Lotte Lee Lewis
- Landscape with Human Figures, by Samuel Hughes
- Outside Pablo’s, by Jackson Burgess
- These Are The Things That Shape Us, by Wanda Deglane
- Grief, Carrying, by Kanika Lawton
- Shoveling Snow, by Reilly D. Cox
- The Good Body, by Ginna Luck
- It’s Only Ever Autumn, by Emily Paige Wilson
- How Merleau-Ponty and Anonymous Zen Masters Saved the Author’s Sanity, by Catherine Rockwood
- Collect of the Day, by Emma Bolden
Electricity, innovation, and language rarely strike the same hilltop like this. We invite you to take a closer look at these pieces and see with fresh eyes what poetry is capable of.
Also, if you’re thinking of contributing to Rust + Moth, there’s no better place to get a feel for our journal than these selections. It took us weeks to distill these twelve from the many wonderful poems we published last year — thank you to all of our contributors for making this such a difficult decision. And good luck to our nominees!