few weeks ago, the editors of Alexandria Quarterly chose the
recipient of the The Emerging Artists
& Writers Award from their Emerging Artists & Writers series.
This award is given annually to one series contributor to
use in whatever way they feel best serves their craft--whether it's to help
him/her pay for art supplies, take a class or a workshop, go to plays and
performances, or put it back into his/her own community for art and writing
programs. The idea is to highlight their talent and insight and to hopefully
inspire a continued engagement with the arts.
Congratulations to the 2016 Alexandria Quarterly Emerging
Artists & Writers Award Recipient: Massey Student, Farah Ghafoor!
See part of Farah Ghafoor’s work from AQ’s Winter 2016 issue below:
I thought you were eaten by a bear,
and then you came back breathing
like you tamed it,
wearing its paws as gloves
and you started smiling in a way
that made us think you took out all of its teeth
to make a necklace to be feared
and I preened, thinking
it was beautiful.