Our seventh chapbook finalist is DANEZ SMITH, for his manuscript, bare & plenty. Check out and share a poem from the manuscript, (first published in Bloom Literary Journal) above!
Danez Smith is a proud Cave Canem Fellow, 2-time Pushcart Nominee, Best New Poets Nominee & avid twerker from St. Paul, MN. Danez, as a poet, performer & playwright, has taken his work across the country to schools, community centers, poetry venues, and theatres across the country, as well as aboard in places like the UK, Mexico, Switzerland, and Panama, where he co-founded a bilingual education program with the US Embassy. Danez came into writing through poetry slams, and placed 6th in the world at the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam and is the 2013 Rustbelt Midwest Regional Slam Champion. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Gertrude, decomP, The Cortland Review, Anti-, Southern Indiana Review, PANK as well as other journals and anthologies. He is an assistant editor for Muzzle Magazine and edits the Line Breaks Chapbook Series for First Wave. He thinks you look good today, now werk!
|—||Amy Poehler, Harvard Speech (via psych-facts)|
|—||Rick Warren (via remembertosmileyou)|
- Dated: circa 1620 — 1630; hilt, circa 1640; pommel, circa 1550
- Culture: European
- Place of Origin: Western Europe
- Medium: steel, wire
- Measurements: ovarall length, 138cm. Blade length, 115cm. Hilt length, 23.5cm. Wuillons width 24.4cm
The sword features a fig-shaped pommel, vertically fluted with eight panels, the whole cut into a reeded pattern. It has a large button, which shows clearly that the pommel has been removed and the hilt dismounted in recent times.
The pommel does not belong to the rest of the hilt. The spirally-fluted grip is bound with twisted wire and finished with plain steel collars at top and bottom. These may be modern.
The guards, all of flat oval section, consist of a knuckle-guard and two guard-rings (the upper one joined to the knuckle-guard are flattened, widened and turned over in strong scrolls). The back of the hilt is a mirror-image of the front.
The sword has a long narrow blade of strong diamond section, the faces hollowed; there is a neat shoulder at the point where the blade enters the hilt between the shells. The mid-rib of the blade is flattened below the shoulder for 2.0 cm (3/4”).
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- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: 90 overall length in sheath
A rare example featuring a wooden handle and scabbard with rustic “mingei” lacquer finish and brass mounts, with quillons which spring open when the sword is drawn. The cane has a straight, single-edged blade with short fullers of characteristic form held to the grip with a wooden pin, possibly handforged.
Source: Copyright © 2013 Auction Flex
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What about South America? Is that just America? Or South South Canada?
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