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ONE OF OUR FIDGETY FINGERS DOING US PROUD WITH HER BOOK COVER ENDEAVOURS

A while back, our Suzene was highly commended By John Gall for her Lolita cover. She has been participating in some more book cover competitions and this time, she won.

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suzene ang, winner, book cover design contest #3
May 31st, 2010 by admin We are pleased to announce the winner of Book Cover Design Contest #3 [The Eel by Eugenio Montale]. Congratulations to Suzene Ang of Singapore for her lovely, lyrical cover.

The Eel
The eel, siren
of cold seas, who leaves
the Baltic for our seas,
our estuaries, rivers, rising
deep beneath the downstream flood
from branch to branch, from twig to smaller twig,
ever more inward,
bent on the heart of rock,
infiltrating muddy
rills until one day
light glancing off the chestnuts
fires her flash
in stagnant pools,
in the ravines cascading down
the Apennine escarpments to Romagna;
eel, torch, whiplash,
arrow of Love on earth,
whom only our gullies
or dessicated Pyrenean brooks lead back
to Edens of generation;
green spirit seeking life
where only drought and desolation sting;
spark that says that everything begins
when everything seems charcoal,
buried stump;
brief rainbow, iris,
twin to the one your lashes frame
and you set shining virginal among
the sons of men, sunk in your mire—
can you fail to see her as a sister?

Suzene has participated in all three contests so far, producing the wonderful and clever design for Lolita which was a favorite of Vintage Books creative director John Gall. Suzene’s entry for The Name of the Rose was also a strong contender.

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