Thursday, February 28, 2008

William Michaelian: Magical Realism (First Prize)

Thank you. Thank you very much. This is truly an honor. I don't know what to say, except that I would still like to learn photography someday. But first I'd better learn to write.

Magical Realism (First Prize)

Just as this photograph was taken,
the agile subject leapt inside the camera,
burned a village, took a bride, sired a son,
emerged naked through the view finder,
and bit the photographer’s nose.

Adjoining Negative
Subject apprehensive, wearing a suit.

Introduction and poem reprinted from the author's Collected Poems, with permission.

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