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Apr 01

March 50 Words for $50 Contest Winner: Meg Eden

Congratulations to Meg Eden! Blotterature‘s March 50 Words for $50 Winner!

In Tokyo, three months after the earthquake,

everyone is living their lives normally,
everything covered in stickers that say:  Do < 3 Japan.
The air-conditioning is off in every building,
saving for Tohoku, loving for Tohoku
while that gaudy crab display
over the seafood market continues to move
his claws up and down in a gesture like prayer.

 

Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including B O D Y, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, and Rock & Sling. Her work received second place in the 2014 Ian MacMillan Fiction contest. Her collections include Your Son (The Florence Kahn Memorial Award), Rotary Phones and Facebook (Dancing Girl Press) and The Girl Who Came Back (Red Bird Chapbooks). She teaches at the University of Maryland. Check out her work at: https://www.facebook.com/megedenwritespoems