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Featured Artist Series Ekphrastic Showcase

William Downs
poem by Olumide Manuel


Mold blown glass, mirrored 11”x 9” x 9”

William Downs was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Olumide Manuel, NGP IX, is a writer, a biology teacher and an environmentalist. He has been a nominee for the Pushcart Prize and the winner of Aké Climate Change Poetry Prize 2022. His chapbook Hopemonger won the Nigerian NewsDirect Chapbook Award 2022. His works have been published on Magma Poetry, Trampset, Uncanny Magazine, Agbowó Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Frontier Poetry, and elsewhere.

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