An ode to my first digital camera, to my first years in New York City, and to Bob Dylan.
We’re happy to announce the winners of our Meek Awards for the 2018 publication year. Congratulations to all of these artists and writers whose work was chosen from among all the work we publish from general submissions–these works are not from contests or solicitations, but straight out of the “slush pile,” and they represent some of the finest work we published last year. We’re thrilled to be able to compensate some of our writers through a generous donation. This year’s winner are:
Poetry—Alana de Hinojosa, “Sombras nada mas” (42.2)
Fiction—Janelle Garcia, “A Warning” (Aquifer)
Creative Nonfiction—Christopher Citro, “Root That Mountain” (42.2)
Graphic Narrative—Peter Witte, “After Kafka” (Aquifer)
Digital Media—Mark Keats, “Surnames” (Aquifer)
Short Film—Gloria Chung, “MEMORY VI: An Ostrich’s Eye Is Bigger Than Its Brain” (Aquifer)
Visual Art—Michael Hower, “Redemption” (Aquifer)
We’re publishing more great work all the time, and we extend our appreciation to all of our writers and submitters. Keep up the great work!
MEMORY VI An Ostrich’s Eye Is Bigger Than Its Brain is a rumination on why people remember certain trivial or mundane facts but might be unable to recall ostensibly larger ideas or details/events of greater significance. The works in this series, MEMORY, reflect different facets of human memory that I am interested in. They attempt to visualize my own questions about and inquiries into how human memory functions and how it might be reflected by the moving image. (Chung)