Winners from January 7, 2011

1st Place: What Matters Most by Chatfield
This beautifully-written piece of non-fiction is not, as the title suggests, a simple reflection on "what matters most," but a rumination on what it means to mature and put life in perspective. Life, death, family, love--Chatfield tackles each of these themes in her brief story. Readers will find the writing crisp and descriptive, and the concrete references rapturously apt.
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2nd Place: to need self-destruction is human by Theodora Georgescu
Georgescu hits all the right notes with this dark poem on the state of civilization. Not only are her words chosen carefully for meaning, but they represent a meticulous execution of sound and rhythm. This poem is one meant to encourage a crowd in rebellion, for an angry voice of dissent. Readers who choose to speak the poem aloud will hear the lyrical arrangement and sense the intensity of the lines.
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A Pilot's Guide to Washington

This book is a guidebook for private aviators in Washington State, or folks visiting the State. Washington State is among the most beautiful and diverse states in the Union. There are flat and dry desserts, stunning basalt formations, towering mountains, rolling grass hills, thick rain forests, island archipelagos, and lakes and rivers and straits and sounds. Well, one sound. And we have roughly a billion airports to visit. (I'm exaggerating slightly.) It would be shame to be a pilot living in or visiting Washington State and not deeply partake of the richness of this opportunity.

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