Thank you to everyone who entered our Spring 2020 Poetry Contest for Northeast Ohio Writers and to Kisha Nicole Foster, who served as our final judge. Stay tuned for more information regarding future Gordon Square Review contests.
Final Judge: Kisha Nicole Foster Kisha Nicole Foster is a mother, poet, and an arts administrator. Foster is the recipient of the 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature. She is the author of Poems: 1999-2014 and Bloodwork. Foster is also in her fourth year as Regional Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud, a program of The Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts, sponsored through The Ohio Arts Council. She is a two-time Pink Door Fellow, and currently the Literary Cleveland Fellow/Cleveland Stories program coordinator. Foster was commissioned to craft a poem for the Tamir Rice Foundation and their event, “Arts, Activism, and Legacy,” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland Closing Celebration at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Foster, a senior at Cleveland State University, uses her locution as a conduit towards healing and fostering truth within language. She is a fan of a good documentary.