Winter Contest, 2022
Foster City, California, USA
Hillsdale High School
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I [appreciate] how [the title introduces] both thematic and structural consistency to [the] work—the three stanzas visually resemble a triptych, while the religious connotations of a triptych are repeated throughout the poem with mentions of hymns, turning water to wine, churches, and steeples… These patterns [help the] piece feel collected and like its separate parts [belong] together. At the same time, each stanza reads distinct from the other, with varying images and ideas unique to each one… [Each panel is] its own work, yet also part of a whole.
Fiona Lu is a high schooler from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is passionate about storytelling, no matter what form it may take. In her free time, she likes to read, take walks by the water, and think about the stars.
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