The editors of California Quarterly published in 2021 - Bory Thach, Maja Trochimczyk, Konrad Tademar Wilk and William Scott Galasso have selected the following poems for nominations to the Pushcart Prize, a tradition of small presses and poetry journal publications.
Vol. 47 no. 1: Sheer Optimism by Lavina Blossom
Vol. 47 no. 1: Blue Fantasia by Ruth Holzer
Vol. 47 no. 2: Providence by Diana Donovan
Vol. 47 no. 2: Tree Songs by Dana Stamps II
Vol. 47 no. 3: Quantum Birds by Ida Marie Beck
Vol. 47 no. 4: Intention by Mike Sprake
The nominated poems are reproduced below. Congratulations to all the nominated poets!