Announcing the Winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry
Maya J. Sorini of Bergen County, NJ, has been named winner of the 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Press 53 Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo selected Maya's manuscript, Bleeding Experiments, from a field of 383 entries by poets in 44 US states and Washington, DC.
Tom said of Bleeding Experiments: "These poems take the reader on a journey through the narrator's own body then outward into the trauma surgery wards where she works. What struck me was the poet's unsparing honesty and compassion."