“How a lake flash-froze a herd of horses” by Erin L. McCoy

2019-2020 Poetry Contest Second Place

“The 20 Gauge Plasma Machine Blues” by Brett Stout

Erin L. McCoy holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in Hispanic studies from the University of Washington. Her poem, “Futures,” was selected by Natalie Diaz for inclusion in Best New Poets 2017 and her work has appeared in Bennington Review, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, and other publications. She serves as acquisitions editor for Seattle-based independent publisher Entre Ríos Books, is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and was awarded an Oakley Hall III Memorial Scholarship to attend the Community of Writers in 2016. Learn more about her at erinlmccoy.com.