On behalf of our contest reader, Ever Saskya, and the other editors of Dante's Heart, I would like to congratulate the winners of the Dante's Heart fall poetry contest! Winning entries will be published in our next issue (forthcoming in late February).
1st Prize goes to Ian McCarty for a remarkable set of excerpts from I Woke Up Early the Morning After the End of the World, "a poetic investigation of all the world's natural processes unraveling and a single narrator-character re-raveling them using the leftover artificial flotsam and jetsam."
2nd Prize goes to Jenn Nunes for her poem "Protected."
3rd - Honorable Mention: Lori Romero, "The Care and Feeding of a Ruler-God."
Please join me in congratulating these three poets. We look forward to sharing our reader's comments on the winning piece, and to seeing all of these in our next issue.
Kudos also to our other entrants - there is always a significant amount of courage involved in sending one's work out, but this is especially so in the case of a competition.