It's baby's first long list. An early version of my untitled lyric sequence has been long-listed for the Ivan Juritz Prize:
'The Ivan Juritz Prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’. Postgraduate students throughout Europe either from traditional academic disciplines or from creative courses are invited to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. Entrants are encouraged to play with form to make us think, feel and question. The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre. Winners receive £1000 and spend the first two weeks of September at Cove Park, engaging in a residency and showcase. All shortlisted works are given a public performance at the prize-giving and are written up in the journal Textual Practice.'
I submitted the version under the provisional title 'Away my Grievance', but I'm entertaining a few other titles, which I would ideally like to use all at the same time:
43 seasons in Neo-liberal Heaven
Joy: a sequence
Stars like Seeds and Swine will fall
Comfort and Joy
Bloody Wheat and Sweet Mercy
Wonderful Western Future
Marigold Salads of the Many Lovely Women
Blood and Talking
Speak of Wickedness
Blood. Flower. Talk. Joy!
Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!
Poetry: 43 Socialist Feminist Horoscopes
Ho! What Fiend Squatteth There?
Sweet Ladies, Good Morning!
Of the seven long-listed works in the text category three (including myself) came from UEA. Feeling a lot of college pride right now.
I'll be told in early June whether or not I've been short-listed, but to be honest I'm feeling pretty golden regardless. Fingers crossed for the UEA crew.