SECOND PLACE – L. RENÉE
L.Renée’s three poems were selected as this year’s second place winner for The Crystal Wilkinson Creative Writing Prize.
FIRST PLACE – XAN XI
Xan Xi was chosen as one of this year’s first place winners for the Crystal Wilkinson Creative Writing Prize.
Using Pantry Staples, I Fashion a Body
Two times a day, I measure chia seeds / To straighten my clavicle. / Nothing helps / With good posture like even shoulders. Poetry by Nanya Jhingran
At Sacandaga lake, the murky water a screen / that shields the town. The mucky bottom coats my toes / as I anchor the dock on the shore, pushing poles / through the film of sunscreen on the surface. Poetry by Joe Volpe
I want to be the one you run from. / I want you fast enough that I won’t see you. / I want you slow enough that you know I’m coming. Poetry by Aaron J. Muller
The First Spring
In the beginning they eroded green stars / split and turned them red, hiccuped / the line between what was ancient and / what is palpable. Knocked the wind out of diplomats / Poetry by Sofia Skavdahl