2023 Pushcart Prize Nominations from Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom is pleased to nominate six pieces from the four issues of Sinister Wisdom published prior to December 1, 2023 for the 2023 Pushcart Prize.
The six pieces are:

“Things I Lost at the Q Bar” by Nomi Beesen
“Whose Night” by Joe Kadi
“Dear Melissa” by TC Tolbert
“Welcome to the Transverse” by EF Schraeder
“Nipple” by Vi Khi Nao
“Queering Sex” by Rage Hezekiah

PDFs of each of the individual pieces are linked above.

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven