Poetry

Judges’ comments
GOLD: The Un-Selfie Project Glass Buffalo

The Un-selfie Project, with its short sections floating separately from one another in two columns spread over several pages, deftly explores the reflexive, fleeting “self” unsuccessfully, if compulsively, caught by the narrator’s cellphone camera. In an endless blizzard of “self”-portraits, how can one know one’s “self” amongst all these “selves”? The poem is deftly written in a simple languages that cuts below the anaesthetized, endlessly photographed contemporary skin.

SILVER: Two Poems (Dear Healing Walk, Rhapsodic Trip) filling Station

The content in these poems is extremely relevant, and the poet’s word choice highlights the harsh reality. This sent shivers down my spine.

The Un-selfie Project GOLD WINNER

Glass Buffalo

by Austen Lee

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Two Poems (Dear Healing Walk, Rhapsodic Trip) SILVER WINNER

filling Station

by Jen Currin

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Bear 64

FreeFall

by Angela Waldie

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Can you imagine my love for banana facts?

Glass Buffalo

by Jessica Johns

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The Vegetarian

Eighteen Bridges

by Matthew Stepanic

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Three Poems (Hertz Field, Orbiter, When to Step In)

filling Station

by Shazia Hafiz Ramji

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