Sept/Oct 2021 • Vol. XLIII No. 5 Patricia Grodd Poetry PrizeSeptember 9, 2021 |

Golden

Winner2021 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers The man in sequins is slamming his head          against the red window. The woman with the bandaged arms          is cradling his spotted hands, begging: Baby/ baby please/ baby stop/ baby please stop.          You grip my hand, warm like a fever. I shudder.          He calls to me— pretty boy/ I love to fuck          girls/ who wear white. I am wearing red.          A baby is screaming and I wonder what a baby has to scream about          so ferally. You walk me home and          we pass by a bouquet of

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Daniel Zhang is a student at Phillips Exeter Academy. He is a youth poet laureate of New Hampshire and has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Poetry Society. Daniel loves Paul Celan poems, listening to his friends’ playlists, strawberries, and I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

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