The nominations for the Pushcart Prize for 2023

Butter, by B.J. Buckley

How I Met Your Mother by George Bilgere

Pot Luck Supper: Aunt Lavinia Strikes by Fred Chappel 

Sonnet for Grandmothers, by Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg

Things of August: An Alzheimer’s Reflection, by Michael Escoubas

Trattoria Venezia, by Mary Jo Balistreri




A Catamaran’s Fantasy by MFrost Delaney

Along the Spoon River With Edgar Lee Masters by Michael Escoubas

A Musical Riddle by Bob Moore

As I Approach That Fading Light by Mark Lipman

Aspens in a Winter Garden by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

As the Palette Wakes by Jane Lang

August rain: the best of the summer gone by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Beauty is Its Own Reason for Being by Michael Escoubas

Beyond These Poems There be Dragons by Patty Dickson Pieczka

Dancing With Grandma Grace by James Thielman

Dear Pablo by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Deposits Unto Heaven by MFrostDelaney
Emissary of Lightby Mary Jo Balistreri

Epistolary by Ellaraine Lockie

Every Song by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Finding Common Ground by Kathy Lohrum Cotton

Headed Home by Gail Denham

Help Me Out Here by Claire Scott

His Limbo Soliloquy by Carl Palmer

If I Rise by Alice Pero 

Living Dolls by Andrena Zawinski

Oh, No . . . Crows by Priscilla Turner Spada

On the Mahicannituck–the Hudson River by Paulette Demers Turco

Our Lady of Antelope Canyon by MFrostDelaney

Potatoes are Miracles by Rick Lupert

Readers are Still Waiting by Mary Langer Thompson

Rosebud by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Showtime! by Gay Williford

Sixty-Five by E. J. Rode

Starry Night by Lana Hechtman Ayers

Sympathetic Magpies by William J. Harris

The First Snow by Judy Lorenzen

The Proposal by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

The Space Within by Diane Elayne Dees

The Swan by Ellen Reynard

The Tortoise and the Race by Angela Jackson 

To Sharmagne  The Ragged Edges of Reality by Victor M. Riehl

To Sleep by E.J. Rode

Trying to Teach my Mother to Crochet by Andrea Potos

Tsé bighínílíní, by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Unrequited Love by Sharmagne LEland-St., John

Upon the Death of a Poet by James Green

View from Inside by Candace Armstrong

View From the Deck September 2023 by David Matthews

What the Donkey Saw, by Rick Lupert


Honourable Mention:

A Cow's Life, Winter by Priscilla Turner Spada

Afterlife Is Right Now by Kathy Cotton and Michael Scott

After the Peak by Paulette Demers Turco

A Lesson in Living Love by Norm Chichester

A Realm of Shattered Time by Michael Graves

Arthritic Tree by Karen O’Leary

A Sonnet for Sharmagne by Carole Mertz

A Strange Stillness, by Scott Shaffer

At Horseshoe Lake by Patty Dickson Pieczka

At Lake Matsubara, Shinshu by Preeth Ganapathy

At the Music Fest by Wilda Morri 

At Times I Pretend I Have a Husband by Vaughn Neeld

August Morning by E.J. Rode

Autumn Blaze Red Maple by Jim Thielman

August in Taos by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Barcode by Joel Shavishinsky

Betrothed, by Gloria Viglione

Black & White Photograph, c. 1955 by Candace Turner

Black and White Photograph, c. 1949 by Wilda Morris

Blackberry Picking, by Maralee Gerke

Camouflaged Stillness, by Paulette Demers Turco

Camping Again by Wilda Morris

Catechesis, by Carole Mertz

Catfish, by James Green

Chakira, tell me once again by Silvia Scheibli

Coastal Scene and a Snowy Owl by Bob Moore

Communion by Wilda Morris

Creation’s Voices  by Scott Shaffer

Dance me to the end of love by Gail Entrekin

Dedication by Wilda Morris

Diamonds by Maja Trochimczyk

Directions to the Good Life by Judie Rae

Done with Donne by Mary Langer Thompson

Due  by Sheri Lindner

Enjoying an October Martini with Dad, by Jeannie Roberts

Falcon, Owl, and Dove by Maralee Gerke

False Hope, by MFrost Delaney

Faux Thaw D. R. James

Fill Vessel with Love by Jeannie Roberts

Finding my Space by Annie Jenkin

Frozen Sun by Lenora Rain-Lee Good

Glorious Unrest, by Scott Shaffer

Harmonie in Red, 1908 by Barbara Crooker

Haven’t you ever, like I have, wondered, seeing Alfred Eisenstadt’s

kiss over and over, by Lyn Lifshin

Her Golden Hour by John McCluskey

High on Windy Air by Jim Thielman

Hoppers by B.J. Buckley


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