Nov/Dec 2017 • Vol. XXXIX No. 6 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize |

Movie Scene on a Highway Shoulder

2017 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers Winner     Picture this: A scene from the movie Snowpiercer, where the main character     needs to make a choice. A film analysis: the camera pans left,     right, left again, growling first car to stuttering caboose. The audience     contemplates with him, eyes following the list of pros and cons—Front, back? Life, death?—     Schrödinger's cat on an express in lieu of a paradox. The director says, The camera tells the story, see,     our audience is with him. They will take every step he takes, taste every word     inside his head, feel every turn that twists like a No. 2 pencil in his chest, and then     the conclusion, the inevitable voila that whatever he does fits in with, makes sense in a universe     where there are only hills upon hills of snow, no polar bears, no Sunday brunch, no climbing over highway dividers     to the pet

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Eileen Huang is a student at High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey. As a sophomore in high school, she served as the Northeast National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. Her work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, TEDx, and the Poetry Society of the UK. She works as a prose editor for TRACK//FOUR, a literary journal for writers of color, and as a blog correspondent for the Adroit Journal.

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