The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
Issue 7: Summer/Fall 2015
by Candice Carnes
Special Guest Judge, Nick Flynn
What I like about this piece is how the energy is contained in the image of the oranges, a five pound bag left forgotten in the fridge, while living—as well as the dying—goes on outside. In this way the bag of oranges become a cathectic object—we keep returning to it, but their time has passed.
Nick Flynn, poet and author of My Feelings: Poems and the memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City