March 8, 2014

2014 NEIL POSTMAN AWARD FOR METAPHOR WINNER

Francesca Bell photo by Roger Minkow

Francesca Bell
Novato, CA
Where We Are Most Tender

In honor and remembrance of Neil Postman, who died on October 5th, 2003, we have established the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. The intention of the award is simple and two-fold: to reward a given writer for his or her use of metaphor, and to celebrate (and, hopefully, propagate) Postman’s work and the typographical mind. Each year the editors choose one poem from all of the submissions Rattle received during the previous year. There are no entry fees or special guidelines involved; all submissions to Rattle are automatically considered. The author of the chosen poem receives $500.

Rattle is proud to announce Francesca Bell’s “Where We Are Most Tender,” which appeared in issue #40, as winner of the 2014 Neil Postman Award.