Victory, after Cy Twombly

The St.Claire and the Artblog are ecstatic to present the 16 finalists of the New Art Writing Challenge. The challenge generated over 70 unique pieces of writing all examining and engaging art in Philadelphia. Thanks to all those who participated and thanks to our jurors — Hrag Vartanian, Abigail Satinsky and Nell McClister.  Below is Danielle Susi’s, winning entry in the 100 Words or Less category. 


(IMAGE: Cy Twombly’s Victory at the PMA)



             after Cy Twombly


I ask you to latch on with your half-bow. To let a base serve as foot stomped solidly, cast in comparison to the bright red of fifty days spent. One part chariot, one part rising sun. All parts weathered war horse raging. In the final year of a siege a forgotten golden apple rots.


Danielle Susi is the author of the chapbook The Month in Which We Are Born (dancing girl press, 2015). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Knee-Jerk Magazine, Hobart, and The Rumpus, among many other publications. She is a columnist for pioneertown and Entropy; a contributor to American Microreviews & Interviews, The Conversant, and The Angle; and the co-editor of HOUND. She received her MFA in writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Newcity has named her among the Top 5 Emerging Chicago Poets.

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