Winner of the William Wantling Prize for Poetry

The Girl from No Gun Ri
by Esther Ra

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From John D. Robinson:
The Girl From No Gun Ri is a tremendously powerful, moving and harrowing account of the atrocities of war: the poet writes with a clarity that is both beautiful and disturbing without a sense of self-indulgence or pity: The Girl From No Gun Ri is a poem whose ghost will inhabit the reader long after reading the poem

(This poem was published first by The Rumpus (CLICK HERE)

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Winners of the RAR 2019 Spring Cover Art Contest

WINNER: 

The Unfortunate and Inevitable Fall of Man

by Silas Plum

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RUNNER-UP

A Day at The Beach and Bird Back 2 (from 5 Photos on Isolation)

by Bruce MacDonald

 


RUNNER-UP

Leggy Blue

by J. Ray Paradiso

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RUNNER-UP

At Least My Dog Loves Me

Brittany Worlinsky
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SHORTLIST
The following works were finalists and will appear in the Spring Issue of The Raw Art Review:

Rising Codes by Carla Schiavone

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Untitled Jodi Filan

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FEATURED POET: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Blue in the Aquarium’s Face

There was nothing but altitude below sea level.
I was blue in the aquarium’s face.  Large orcas showed
monstrous fins of concern.  Starfish leapt off someone’s homework
assignment down into the tank.  Sharks circled back as if
trying to retrace the steps of the lost.  And the coral was bleached.
I decided it was a load of laundry.  The obstruction in my airway
refusing to dislodge itself.  Some miserable war-drunk despot
trying to hold onto power.  Each time I cleared my throat a distant
church bell rang.  I thought of dried chewing gum under the pews
taking in the hallelujahs each Sunday.  Of briny miracles from the pulpit.
Stained glass windows so elaborate that code breakers were brought
in to admire them.  And back down in the tunnel under the water
the flash from picture takers.  As I fell to one knee.  The sounds
of choking and many black dots.  A lone octopus with its
tentacles into everything.

 

FEATURED POET: Ryan Quinn Flanagan (CLICK HERE)