I can barely begin to describe how it feels to win The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award for 2019 — I am beside myself with happiness, gratitude, a sense of relief too. This will be my first published work, and to have it met with such generous acknowledgement is just amazing.
Poetry contest judge Shane Book had this to say about Rami Schandall's winning poem:
"To read 'Timepiece' is to experience both the tumbling feeling of Time’s non-linearity and the relentlessness of Time’s passage. This is a work of elegant images, linguistic feints, tonal filigree, and scraps of narration—all stitched together with a serious precision."
Thank you Shane Book and The Malahat Review!