Richard Harteis who was the contest judge wrote an introduction for my book. He praises my critique that America is not post-racial. He writes: Here Ondrus translates an interracial and intercultural love story. Poetry enables us to see the world anew like Gulliver returning from his journey to find his homeland totally the same and totally new. Poetry at its best describes a new human paradigm for how we interact with the world, even how we love. And the method is not rational. It is the work of a shaman who connects seemingly antithetical threads of reality into the cloth of life.