Jennifer Chukwu - Frances Mason Harris '26 Prize

In highly evocative play between image and text, this manuscript accumulated a moving and stunning story — though it defies genre in many ways as well. It's a lament, a song — cycle, a work of almost puppetry on the page — the lively use of dynamics of space and text — the layering of images and repetitions of words — this piece continued to surprise me with new variations, even as deepenings continued toward the final ghosted handprints