Thank you to all who entered the 2014 Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction competition! Our judges Eileen Myles (Poetry) and Daniel Alarcon (Fiction) have selected the winners: Congratulations to KAT HARVILLE for her selected poetry and MIRENE ARSANIOS for her short story “B”! Both will receive $1000 and will be published in the 2014 issue.
About Mirene’s story “B”, Daniel Alarcon says: Mirene Arsanios has written a dreamy, sultry gem of a story. “B” is about love and desire and growing up; about the power dynamic between two girls on the cusp of being young women. I was drawn in by the careful, supple language, and the poetic rendering of a scene that is both mesmeric and utterly real. Bravo!
About Kat Harville’s poetry, Eileen Myles says: Kat Harville #1 for me. I love the intense verbiness. It’s wild stuff full of sprung energy, shrinking and pouncing, full of animals and animalism, full of pronouncements: I am the terrible vanilla and you….It’s brave, passionate, fun dark work that is running on its own honor, its own steam and it does not let up and I am never once disappointed in this work. She plays it to the end, a real poet.
Congratulations to KAT and MIRENE and to all of our amazing Finalists!