Best of the Net 2016  


Kaveh Akbar’s “Learning to Pray” from Waxwing Literary Journal
Zeina Hashem Beck’s “Ghazal: Back Home” from RATTLE
Joshua Bennett’s “Preface to a Twenty-Volume Regicide Note” from Guernica
Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s “Fourth of July and Trans on the Brooklyn Side” from Muzzle Magazine
Leila Chatti’s “While Reading the News About Orlando, I Hear the Call to Prayer” from RATTLE
Tiana Clark’s “How to Find the Center of a Circle” from Muzzle Magazine
Adam Clay’s “When the People We Know Become the People We Don’t” from Jet Fuel Review
Safia Elhillo’s “Portrait with Asylum” from Sakura Review
Sarah Giragosian’s “Family History” from The Baltimore Review
Joseph O. Legaspi’s “Sketches from a Childhood Sea” from Memorious
Kamilah Aisha Moon’s “Samaria Rice, Mother of Tamir” from Connotation Press
Cassie Pruyn’s “Traveler’s Monologue” from Border Crossing
Saara Myrene Raappana’s “Letter To My Teenaged Self: You Are a House, You Are a Hammer, You’re the Momentum of the Nail” from Vinyl
Keith S. Wilson’s “Fieldnotes” from The Blueshift Journal