Winner, dis•articulations Reader Poem, December — Micki Blenkush


Micki Blenkush works as a social worker in Minnesota and lives with her spouse and daughter.  Her poetry has appeared in: Sequestrum, Naugatak River Review, Heron Tree, Red Earth Review and in numerous other online and print publications. 

Her poem, “Engine Red,” appeared on this site on December 29, 2015. To read it, go to:



Winner, dis•articulations Reader Poem for October — Liz Belile


Liz Belile studied poetry at the Naropa Institute and her work has been published widely. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family, where she  teaches screenwriting at a local film school and occasionally produces poetry readings and teaches yoga, among other subversive activities.
Her poem, “When You Call for the Dead, Don’t Say His Name” was published on this site on October 9, 2015.

Winner, dis•articulations Reader Poem for September — Trista Hurley-Waxali


Trista Hurley-Waxali is the author of the poetry chapbook Dried Up. Her work has appeared in the journals FORTH, Enclave, and Street Line Critics, well as in the Procyon Short Story Anthology 2014 (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2015). She has performed at the O’bheal Poetry Series in Cork, Ireland and in a Helsinki Poetry Connection Poetry Jam TransLate Night Show. Trista lives in West Hollywood, where she is working on her first novel, At This Juncture.

Her poem, “Placement,” appeared on the site on September 23:

Each month of dis•articulations 2015, we invite readers to submit poems based on the monthly prompts, fevered writing or dis•articulations poems. Every month we select our favorite Reader Poem and award a $25 prize.