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Come join us for a reading to celebrate the 2020 prizewinner, Kelly Grace Thomas, and 2021 prizewinner, Sydney Vogl. Both poets will read their work at our San Francisco location. To ensure a seat at the reading, please RSVP by 5pm on Saturday, October 15.

Kelly's poem "Nothing Roots or Infertility" was selected by David Hernandez as the winner of the 2020 contest.

Sydney Vogl's poem "All the Bars Are Closing" was selected by Vandana Khanna as the winner of the 2021 contest.

The 2022 Jane Underwood Poetry Prize will be open to submissions through December 1.


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Kelly Grace Thomas is an ocean-obsessed Aries from Jersey. She is a self-taught poet, editor, educator and author. Kelly is the winner of the 2017 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle, 2018 finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award and multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. Her first full-length collection, Boat Burned, released with YesYes Books in January 2020. Kelly’s poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2019, Los Angeles Review, Redivider, Muzzle, Sixth Finch and more. Kelly is the Director of Education for Get Lit and the co-author of Words Ignite. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband Omid.

Sydney Vogl (She/they) is the winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. Their work has been featured in or is forthcoming in Iron Horse Review, Honey Literary, Tusculum Review, and Ghost City Review. She currently serves as a poetry editor for The San Franciscan Magazine. Their debut chapbook, CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO HELL, was released in November 2021 through Perhappened Press.


Monday, October 17, 2022
12:00 am - 1:00 am PDT
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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