INAUGURAL POETRY CHALLENGE WINNER
Definitions I Prefer
two sleeping strangers,
a Greyhound bus.
Poem written by www.yesorotherwise.tumblr.com
Selected by poet Allen Braden as the Inaugural Poetry Challenge Winner
Judge’s comment: “‘Definitions I Prefer’ was chosen for its innovation in taking a kind of list we are all familiar with (dictionary entries) and re-envisioning it into the form of a catalog, or list, poem. This poem also practices William Carlos Williams’ advice ‘No ideas but in things,’ what Samuel Taylor Coleridge warned against—‘the danger of thinking without images.’”