September 30, 2015 at 09:56PM on Facebook

“The “best” hides the subjective goals and values of the few determining what work should receive visibility and reward. The “best” implies that some voices should be prioritized over others. We wish to challenge the idea that a few gatekeepers should oversee the publishing order each year by actively defining and maintaining a hierarchy of voices, an order that replicates the status quo that tokenizes and marginalizes difference.” Very cool.
BETTERING AMERICAN POETRY 2015 | CALL FOR NOMINATIONS