Winners from December 10, 2010

1st Place: Limbo by Megan Jackson
In this chilling reflection on life after death, Jackson takes us to a place that is 'heaven or hell depending on your perspective.' It's the portrait Jackson paints of each character that provides the real setting, however. In a matter of a few descriptive lines, she brings life to her cast; ironically, the only foil seems to be her protagonist, who exists to move the story and highlight the rest of the cast, not leave its own impression in the mind of the reader.
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2nd Place: Walking Blind by Anna S. Bergeson
Contemporary poetry tends to utilize either plainspoken structure or abstract language--two conventions that rest on opposite ends of the spectrum. What Bergeson brings us in Walking Blind is the former. No other structure would better capture her subject matter. At times bemoaning those who cling to illusion, while recognizing that seeing the literal does not always provide answers to the unknown, Bergeson gives us an acute impression of how lonely the intellectual crossroads can be.
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A Pilot's Guide to Washington

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