TBR’s 2012 Pushcart Nominations Announced!


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Tidal Basin Review is pleased to announce its nominations for the 2012 Pushcart Prize!


Congratulations to the following nominees (chosen from the Spring and Summer 2012 Issues):

“Coming-of-Age in Sal Si Puedes” by Rosebud Ben-Oni
“Walk with Me When Nothing Perpends” by John Paul Calavitta
“AM6504” by Sally-Ann Hard
“Bo Suerte” by Monica Ong
“Bury Me a Man” by Aaron Samuels
“Sonny’s First Fair One” by Andrea Walls

Rosebud Ben-Oni is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater, where she is developing a new play, “Shamhat,” for part of their 20th Anniversary Season. Recently, her short story “A Way out of the Colonia” won the Editor’s Prize at Camera Obscura. Her work appears in Arts & Letters, Review Americana, Texas Poetry Review, and Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature.

John Paul Calavitta is a PhD candidate in English and poetry at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he received his MFA in creative writing. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mudlark Review, Camas, Greatest Lakes Review, Elgin Pop-Up Poetry, The New Verse News, Willows Wept Review, and L.E.S Review

Sally-Ann Hard’s work is published several journals including The Gwendolyn Brooks Journal of Black Thought & Literature; Turning Wheel, a Buddhist magazine; and Salamander. Medusa’s Laugh Press published her chapbook “Walk into Water” in May 2007. She lives in Harlem, NY & has featured at many reading series in the city as well as 17 Poets in New Orleans.

Monica Ong, artist and poet in new media, creates narrative installations that investigate social hierarchies and cultural silences in the context of public health. Monica completed her MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Her research has included fellowships at the Oral History Summer Institute at Columbia University, and the Writing the Medical Experience Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College. She is also a Kundiman Fellow in poetry whose work has been published most recently in the Lantern Review, as well as forthcoming issues of Drunken Boat, and The New Sound: A Journal Interdisciplinary Art & Literature.

An award-winning poet, educator, community organizer, and published author, Aaron Samuels has performed his work for the last six years, consistently ranking among the top poets in the youth, collegiate, and national competitions.  As an artist, Aaron stresses the urgency for cross-cultural dialogue, teaching writing workshops at schools and community organizations across the country.

Andrea Walls is a poet. She is a native of Philadelphia, PA and a citizen of Camden, NJ—the “city invincible.” She is an enthusiastic supporter of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and the Hedgebrook writer’s community for “women authoring change.” She is author of the chapbook, “Ultraviolet Catastrophe,” and has been published in Kweli Online Journal, Solstice Literary Magazine, and H.O.W. Literary Journal, with poems forthcoming in Callaloo.


About tidalbasinreview

Tidal Basin Press Mission Our mission is to provide a space for inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches to the creative arts. We support artists who represent the rich American landscape by publishing high-quality, well-crafted literature, visual and media art through our annual contest, readings, and print and online journals. Vision Our vision is to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We do not seek shock value art, but rather work that propels the present artistic landscape.

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