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Many congratulations to Matthew Walsh, the Geist Emerging Writer of the Month for October! Walsh’s poem “Whippoorwills & George Orwell,” selected from a number of deserving pieces, stood out with its humorous tone. Congratulations, Matthew!
Whippoorwills & George Orwell
Maybe you’ve heard I’m drunk on George Orwell. Well then, I admit that under the whippoorwills I’m filled with George Orwell. I should work on my cookery cook porridge for George to gorge his gorgeous mouth on—but I might lose lose this spot under the pine with my old George Orwell— what a dream my poor will makes me dream. Under his whip or will I’d be defenceless (or, well, at least kind of kittenish) & have the urge to present tea to him I pour well. Well, I’d climb down to him if I were Juliet (his words, at least, would make practical sense). He’d persuade me to come down to the Limehouse and smoke one with him—but I’ll have to settle to have him under this pine with the whippoorwills.
Matthew Walsh is a writer from Nova Scotia attending university at York for English and Creative Writing. He is a writer of poetry and short fiction. His work has been published in Kazoo Kazine and The Flying Walrus, both school publications.
The Geist Emerging Writer of the Month is sponsored by the Geist Foundation. Anyone enrolled in high school, post-secondary school, a creative writing program, or any related course or workshop, can be a Geist Emerging Writer of the Month.