Congratulations to Cynthia Dewi Oka, whose poem, “Meditation on the Worth of Anything” was selected by Hoa Nguyen as winner of the TQ19 Poetry Prize.
From Hoa Nguyen’s Judge’s Citation . . .
“This poem moves with the tension and demands of narrative and syntax on the one hand and the registers of speech and forms of address on the other. At once tangential yet direct, the pleasure and depth resides in the off balancing of language and its tone, packed with precision, particulars, and the unexpected. Political and personal, the poem’s meditation confronts while making space for its readers’ alertness and we’re held there.”
Congratulations to S. Brook Corfman, whose hybrid text, “A Woman Named George,” was selected by Danielle Dutton as winner of the TQ19 Prose Open Prize.
S. Brook Corfman is the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and the forthcoming collection My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, chosen by Cathy Park Hong for the Fordham POL Prize, as well as two chapbooks. They are an editor at Pinwheel and live in Pittsburgh. @sbrookcorfman & sbrookcorfman.com
From Danielle Dutton’s Judge’s Citation . . .
There’s such energy in this story, a really wonderful movement of thought and feeling. I felt surprised by these movements again and again, consistently delighted by what the story brought before me with each new shift, each new insight, each new image or figure. Reading it I kept thinking Where did this come from? and that’s my favorite feeling to have when I read. That shock of unrecognition. That feeling of finding something that feels right and also new.