Danielle Stricklin has been writing poetry since the fifth grade, when her teacher praised her use of metaphor in a creative writing assignment describing the word “greed.” She studied poetry, literature, and gender politics at the University of Montana and currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, writing, running, and caring for her family and three cats.
8 thoughts on “2019 Fall Contest Winner: 1st Place, Poet’s Choice”
Powerful poem. At first, innocent. Later, shocking and knowing.
Many thanks for sharing this powerful graphic experience from differing angles.
Please notify me of the next round for the contest.
Sweet. Hope for your continued success. That’s my girl.
Poignant and unsettling, just as our growing up actually is. I am looking forward to more from this author.
Well done! Really special piece of work. Thanks for sharing it.
So haunting and so beautiful, the stilling images, presented almost hushed. Like life, the poem is a knife-edge mirror, where tragedy and beauty’s profusion are spilling out together before our opened eyes.
Oh your way with words
Lightly ominous. Way to clash the spring of a young girl with the season’s decay, Danielle.