Friday, August 25, 2006


Dante Micheaux Wins the Oscar Wilde Award

Dante Micheaux of New York City has won the 2006 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award for his poem Bread Boy.

Bread Boy
­ for Ruzdo Gasi

The weight of the loaves isn’t heavy enough
to break the sway of his hips
through the narrow alleys of Venice.

He is a local delivery boy
on his way to leave bread on the window sills
of the vecchiettas that run pensions for tourists.

The look over his shoulder and smile
tells me that, like the bread, he wants to be
kneaded, baked, dipped in oil and eaten.

Copyright © 2006 by Dante Micheaux.

The final judge for the contest was last year's winner Julie Marie Wade. Those who received Honorable Mention are listed below:

If my father dressed as a woman
by Teresa Stores of Newtane, Vermont.

Testing Abraham
by Julie R. Enszer of University Park, Maryland.

by Ed Madden of Columbia, South Carolina.

Kate's Pantoum
by Jennifer Pruden Colligan of Nassau, New York.

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