1) “Conjuring: A Lesson in Words and Ghosts” by Jacqui Germain
2) “Dark Pairing” by Tarfia Faizullah
3) “The Forgetting Episodes” by Justin Phillip Reed
4) “Menace” by Joy Priest
5) “a question of rain.” by Jayson Smith
6) “Meditation on a Poem about Glass Embedded in the Scalp after a Car Accident” by Jeanann Verlee
We're continually humbled by the challenging and gorgeous work we get to publish at Muzzle. Nomination decisions are never easy, but they were especially difficult this year. Please join us in giving immense love and appreciation to these poets. We are doing our best to get their work out into the world because we believe that the world needs it. We hope that the good folks at Best of the Net will help with this important mission.