Thirst, by Patrick Carrington.
The Waiting Room at the End of the World, by Jeff Rath.
Here's his "nominating speech:"
Don, great contest. To find such works is rare indeed, especially among contemporary poets. Nevertheless, I'm going to mention two that I think are superb from writers living today. You've likely heard of one of them, but I'm sure you haven't heard of the other. They are Thirst by Patrick Carrington and The Waiting Room at the End of the World by Jeff Rath. Both books are incredible through and through.
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Though Issa will admit to little that is perfect, here's a little something in which he contradicts his own cantankerousness:
pissing a perfect
a cold night
translated by Daniel Lanoue
Or does he?