2017 Pushcart Nominations from Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom is pleased to nominate six pieces from the four issues of Sinister Wisdom published prior to December 1, 2017 for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.

The six pieces are:

“Women's Music Festivals and Lesbian Feminist Process” by Michelle Crone
“Original Flow: Dance with Shadow Spirit” by Yaniyah Pathfinder Pearson
“The Three Birds of the Milky Way” by Donika Kelly
“Pen Pals” by Jenny Factor
“Perse” by Suzanne Gardinier
“The Blue Notebook” by Staci Schoenfeld

Congratulations to all of the writers! Fingers crossed that one or more will be selected for a Pushcart Prize this year!

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