In its short history, Radius has been blessed to publish poems and essays that are not only excellently written, but also artistically and personally brave. We’re consistently flabbergasted by the quality of the work that passes our threshold.

So with that in mind, it’s our honor to announce our 2012 Best of the Net Anthology nominees:


Family Values (after Andrea Yates)
By Jacqueline Morrill

50 Meters Tall
By Truth Thomas

how to survive the apocalypse
by Marty McConnell

Kevin convinced me to drink
By Aaron Samuels

The White Me Talks to an Empty Room About His Skin
By Miles Walser

Port Washington song
By Robert Bohm


Your Invitation to the Wake: For Alexandra Petri, After Her Article, ‘Is Poetry Dead?’
By Tatyana Brown

“Crying, my little one, footsore and weary.”
By Jean Macpherson

To all our nominees: Good luck, and thank you for helping make Radius the journal it is.