2017 Poetry, First Place
“Bowls” by Lisa Zou
Chandler, Arizona, USA
University of Pennsylvania
Lisa Zou has been recognized by The Poetry Society of UK, National YoungArts Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, and the Poetry Society of Virginia, among others. Her work recently won The Lindenwood Review Lyric Essay Contest and Honorable Mention for The Atlantis Award. Previously, she has been mentored by poet Nancy Reddy and currently mentors high school students in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Writing. A native of Arizona, Lisa currently studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
From 2017 Young Writers Contest Nonfiction Judge Chip Livingston:
Bowls is a terrifically balanced vessel containing the narrative of lives torn between art and survival, traditional wisdoms and modern education. I admired the control of the lines, the enjambments, the maturity of the structure, and the range of experience.
Lisa’s winning poem will be featured in our 2018 edition of DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts.
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