i steal away phrases from my mother’s gray hair.
drawing similes out of midair, i am the magician and my poem is the rabbit fresh out of the hat.
the time has come for the final trick.
god dictates while i scribble, and
every line feels holy like
they have taken the alphabet
and dipped it in wine.
words creep up my neck like spiders
in the night time
all i can do is hope for one to bite.
Have you seen this remarkable video about the talented teen photographer Steven Paul, his muse, and the mural recreating his art?
Seriously, go watch.
More info HERE.
poppydichotomy asked: Hiya--I was wondering about notification for Best Teen Writing? I'd heard those selected have already been told, but at the exhibition the description for my piece's display (in the "listen up" area) indicated it was going to be featured in the anthology -- is there any validity to that? Thank you!
Thanks for your message! While we are still finalizing the selections of The Best Teen Writing of 2014, we will notify students of the selections by mail this August.