Saturday, July 20, 2019

Itis and the Labyrinth

Last month, Arvon launched a free 5-Day Poetry Challenge.  Poet Jen Hadfield provided the 1400 of us who signed up with a daily prompt.  At the end of the challenge, we would have a poem about a part of the body.  Then, if we wanted to, we could submit our poem to a competition.  As I was in the not-so-loving arms of labyrinthitis at the time, I wrote about the inner ear ...  Really pleased to get an email saying I'd won third prize, and now the winning poems are up on the Arvon website.

Thank you, Arvon!

Right human membranous labyrinth, removed from its bony enclosure 
and viewed from the antero-lateral aspect. 
Henry Vandyke Carter (illustrator 1831-1897)
from Gray's Anatomy
(wiki commons)

My third prize poem "Itis and the Labyrinth" can be read here.
Jill Munro's first prize piece "Iris Pupil" can be read here
Jo Matthews won second prize for her poem "Lonely" and you can read it here.


At 4:31 AM, Blogger Maureen said...

Wow! Love the poem, and congratulations! Such a description, I’m reeling!


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