Summer Poetry Award 3rd Place: Singularity by Aurora Masum-Javed
Aurora Masum-Javed’s “singularity” has been selected as third place in the Summer Poetry Award because the work meditates profoundly on the vulnerability of being a daughter, of being someone else’s dream, of being a body, frail and falling through time. Masum-Javed’s work is one to keep an eye on! Read the winner and the runner-up of the Summer Poetry Award as well.
Aurora Masum-Javed is a poet, performer, and educator. She recently completed her MFA in poetry at Cornell University, where she also served as a lecturer in the English department. Her poetry can be found in Nimrod, Black Warrior Review, Aster(ix), Callaloo, Jaggery, and So to Speak. She was the winner of the Winter Tangerine Award, and a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize as well as the BWR Flash Prose Contest. She has received fellowships from Kundiman, Callaloo, Squaw Valley, Pink Door, and BOAAT. She is the 2018 Fall Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. She is currently working on her first collection of poems.