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SpyCam: John Andrew McCown 1st Neilsen Award Winner
Posted by The Spy on March 7, 2010











John Andrew McCown (photo by Trams Hollingsworth)
WINNING POEMS
1st Place - John Andrew McCown
Pat Herold Nielsen Poetry Prize
March 5, 2010
DECEMBER

There ain't no cold like cold on the water.
When your knuckles wrench shut like rusted
hinges.
Always wet.
The humid air burns your face.
Thirty degrees below at twenty above.

She heels hard
slicing
through the three and a half foot trough.

We are bundled through
core layer of cotton and wool
followed by sweaters, pullovers, and
flannel.

Overtop, you have oil-skins and
rubber, sealing
your warmth in
only allowing your innards to feel around
for the money in your pocket,
that ain't there.

John Andrew McCown
2nd Place Winner - Joanne S. Scott