THE BODY

THE BODY COLLECTION

with thanks to T Kira Madden (microprose) and Roy G. Guzmán (poetry) for judging the shortlisted entries, and to Ashley Inguanta for curating artwork for each winning piece

MICROPROSE

Winner: “The Jelly Beans We Bought Near Black Rock” by Amelia Morand

Published: October 25, 2019

Artwork by: Ashley Inguanta

 

Runner Up: “Spaced On Average an Inch Apart” by Julia Dixon Evans

Published: October 21, 2019

Artwork by: Ashley Inguanta

 

Honourable Mention: “the body is a situation” by Melissa Matthewson

Published: October 16, 2019

Artwork by: Ashley Inguanta

 

shortlisted:

Nerve Flossing” by Lauren Apfel

Published: October 11, 2019

Artwork by: Daria Shevtsova

 

Mitzvah” by Daniel Elder

Published: October 7, 2019

Artwork by: Evie Shaffer

 

longlisted:

Clawing” by Jared Povanda

Published: October 30, 2019

Artwork by: Muthuvel Deivendran

 

Hurts So Good” by Sionnain Buckley

Published: November 4, 2019

Artwork by: Anastasiya Lobanovskaya

 

Dear Delores Dale” by Jen Fawkes

Published: November 18, 2019

Artwork by: Shayna Bruce

 

The Joke” by Jennifer Fliss

Published: November 25, 2019

Artwork by: Ivandrei Pretorius

 

“We’re All Trying To Get Back Home” by GCB

 

POETRY

Winner: “To Make a Highly Suspect Body” by Carlo André

Published: October 23, 2019

Artwork by: Ashley Inguanta

 

Runner Up: “this is a trans poem about swans” by Danielle Rose

Published: October 18, 2019

Artwork by: Ashley Inguanta

 

Honourable Mention: “The Body Analog” by Sarah Ann Winn

Published: October 14, 2019

Artwork by: Ashley Inguanta

 

shortlisted:

Obliterated Ómbligo” by Maritza Estrada

Published: October 9, 2019

Artwork by: Маша Реймерс

 

“The Whole Day’s Train is Filled with a Poem So Sad That My Body Could Collapse Into It” by Ojo Taiye

longlisted:

My Fatty Body with Ad Copy” by Jay Eddy

Published: October 28, 2019

Artwork by: Pedro Santrini

 

[               ] of color is the white-tongue’s way to rip us of all the names our body’s wear” by Erin Noehre

Published: November 1, 2019

Artwork by: Mobola Odukoya

 

My Father Wears a Hawaiian Shirt to Die In” by Lannie Stabile

Published: November 8, 2019

Artwork by: Elijah O’Donnell

 

The Mirror is Still Covered With Fog” by Katie Manning

Published: November 15, 2019

Artwork by: Andreea Ch

 

Body Miscellaneous” by Jessica Bixel

Published: November 20, 2019

Artwork by: Flora Westbrook

 

The Judges

Microprose: T Kira Madden

 

 

 

 

 

 

T Kira Madden is a lesbian APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician. She is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, and facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature, her work has appeared in Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and The Sun. She is the author of the memoir LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS (Bloomsbury), and lives in New York City. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

 

Poetry: Roy G. Guzmán

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Roy G. Guzmán is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, where they also received their MFA in creative writing. Roy’s work has appeared in the Adroit JournalPoetry magazine, and The Rumpus. They are a 2019 NEA fellow and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Roy is the author of “Restored Mural for Orlando,” which was turned into a chapbook to raise funds for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Their debut collection,Catrachos, will be published by Graywolf Press in May 2020. Website: roygguzman.com. Twitter: @catrachxs.

 

Artwork created by: Ashley Inguanta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Inguanta is an art and portrait photographer. Starting out in photojournalism, Ashley found her love for landscape, place, and human expression as she navigated the world of newspapers in the late 2000s. For five years, she served as Art Director to SmokeLong Quarterly, and she’s also collaborated on book cover projects with indie publishers like Burrow Press and Press 53. Additionally, Ashley is the author of three collections: A chapbook, The Way Home (Dancing Girl Press 2013); a hardcover art and poetry collection, For the Woman Alone (Ampersand Books 2014); and Bomb, a full-length collection of poetry (Ampersand Books 2016). Her newest full-length collection of poetry and prose, The Flower, is forthcoming with Ampersand Books.

 

Photo by: Ashley Inguanta