Terri Witek’s upcoming publication, The Rape Kit, is the winner of Slope Editions’ 16th Annual Book Contest, selected by Dawn Lundy Martin. Her new work is set for publication in 2018.
Of the winning manuscript, Martin writes: “The Rape Kit manages an unrelenting force of return to languages of steely repression, thereby stealing power from the gaze of the apparatuses and those behind it. It is a miraculous accomplishment. Witek’s collection is rare and necessary and a fire in throat of a culture that has no appropriate language for rape and its aftermath.”