The 2021 New Voices Contest, 1st Place Winner: Assimilamentations by S. Kim
We’re all very excited to share with you the 1st place winner of the 2021 New Voices Contest and $3000, selected by Donika Kelly!
“’Assimilamentations’ is full-hearted in its rage and grief. Across its kaleidoscopic sections, the poet positions the reader in turn as witness and complicit. What I loved about this poem is that the stakes of the poem and the speaker’s feelings were matched so perfectly in pitch—the balance of powerlessness and frustration bartering with the imposition of structure, of control.” — Donika Kelly
S. Kim divides her time between Little Korea, Bergen County, NJ, U.S. and Little Korea, New Malden, Surrey, U.K.