$1,000 plus publication for "Silent Anatomies,"selected by Joy Harjo.
Monica Ong is a poet and artist dwelling in experimental spaces. She completed her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital Media, and is also a Kundiman poetry fellow. Her work has been published in Seneca Review, Drunken Boat, Glassworks Magazine, Tidal Basin Review, and others. An exhibiting artist for over a decade, she draws from her professional design practice to innovate on the alchemy of text and image. monicaong.com
Joy Harjo says of "Silent Anatomies": This is one of the most unique poetry collections. It’s a kind of graphic poetry book, but that’s not exactly it either. Poetry unfurls within, outside and through images. The images are stark representations that include bottles that have been excavated from a disappeared age, contemporary ultrasound images of a fetus, family photographs and charts. They establish stark bridges between ancestor and descendant time and presence.This collection is highly experimental and exciting."
$1,000 plus publication of "To Boil Water," selected by Kate Bernheimer.
Myha T. Do was born in Anaheim, CA, and currently lives in Davis. She earned her BA in English and Comparative Literature from UCB (2007), her MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College (2009), and her MA in English Literature from Mills College (2011), and is currently a PhD candidate of Comparative Literature at UC Davis. “To Boil Water” is part of her novel manuscript, Earshot.
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Female Veterans & Teen Grrls
The Listening Project
Supported in part by the Tucson-Pima Arts Council/KRESGE, The Southwest Foundation, and AZ Tax credit donors.
Keeping history real
by lifting up the voices of women & girls
A cross-generational, cross-cultural, civil discourse project in Tucson, AZ. Teen grrls created radio stories for public broadcast based on interviews with female veterans. Interviews will become part of on an on-line audio archive for civil discourse.