MFA Graduate Student, Emily Plum Guclu, receives the 2008 Marble Faun Prize
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The Faulkner Society has awarded Emily Plum Guclu the 2008 Marble Faun Prize for her poem, "Her Mexico Blues." The honor includes an invitation to attend the Words & Music Festival In New Orleans on November 14 - 18, 2007.
Judge Nicole Cooley’s comments for “Her Mexico Blurs” by Emily Plum Guclu:
"I admire this poem for its weaving of many threads of imagery and registers of language, and for its vivid details. The poem links the personal and the political in fascinating ways. I also find the poem's evocation of speech/language/tongue very compelling: the poet does a wonderful job of exploring questions about the relationship between speech and location in this poem. Finally, the poem raises important questions about immigration and what it means to be a citizen"