Nominate for Bettering American Poetry Volume 2!

Did you read a poem in 2016 that blew you away? That challenged power structures, and told oppressors to fuck off? That exposed something crucial or needed? That gave you hope or solidarity? That took a baseball bat to the dumpsterfires of 2016?

We want to hear from you!

Bettering American Poetry is now accepting nominations from individuals and journals for our next anthology.

Read our nomination guidelines here. Questions? Get in touch at