Archive for the 'Ninth Annual Solas Awards Winners' Category

Grand Prize Bronze Winner: Deep Travel, Notre Dame

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

By Erin Byrne May you travel in an awakened way, Gathered wisely into your inner ground, That you may not waste the invitations Which wait along the way to transform you. —John O’Donohue, poem “For the Traveler” Stone apostles frowned down over their curly beards, and I withered. Again and again, I had flown from […]

Grand Prize Silver Winner: Remember This Night

Friday, March 13th, 2015

By Katherine Jamieson The neighbors might talk—but it will be worth it. The teenage girl you live with, the younger one with the jutting chin who rarely smiles, is laughing at America’s Funniest Home Videos. A kitten falls off a window ledge onto the back of a large dog.  A small dog runs so fast […]

Grand Prize Gold Winner: Oranges and Roses

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

By Amy Gigi Alexander In Paris, the discovery of Africa on the outskirts of the city assuages sudden grief. Women stand above me, brightly colored boubou dresses blending into an African origami screen blocking my view. Hands, like undecided hummingbirds, hover over my heart, swiftly moving to my eyes, covering them with damp palms. Children […]

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