DeeAnn Guo - Frances Mason Harris '26 Prize

New strategies of storytelling are explored in "my teeth." And yes, teeth, and the implications, memories, dreams inspired by teeth are the presiding image in this refracted, prismatic and patterned work.  Gaps between title and text, fissures in narrative, and language/meaning gaps provide a fecund space in which to experiment.  An enigmatic, original and still unfolding project filled with potential, and strangeness:

 

"winter word

Drink milk from a cow, and bones will grow strong.  The enamel's white sheen will glisten all shiny, just like a Christmas tree.."