Winner of the 2013 New South Writing Contest

Amber Alert

Author:  M. B. McLatchey
“Amber Alert" is a poem that is so compressed it fools us into thinking it's only going to be about a road
and a deer.  The clean lines hold so much more – movement, murder, youth and sensual beauty
stolen, worlds of boys and girls in collision, the hunter, the hunted, rituals, and poetry inside poetry – a
"hunter's nectar." In the end, the poem offers a saving grace – “her heart.”

                                                             --Judge, Marilyn Kallet
                                                            2013 New South Writing Contest

new south: Georgia State University's Journal of Art & Literature