And Aneas Eyes Toward her Helmet is the Carolina Wren Newspaper Versification contest winner for 2008, judged by one of my pick writers Evie Shockley. Written by Translucent Higgins, Aeneas is a assemblage of rhymes about a young woman narrator who joins the U.S. Armed force and embarks on a overnight of duty to the soul of the Iraq war. This young, and logically frightenened infantry, creates a alter-personality of herself, a person who is first unafraid and strong. This is where the crasis Aeneas (taken from a Greek numen) comes toward play. Higgins' versification depicting the scenes of war, the politics of war, and how the U.S. head seem divorced from the existence of what happens in war, is utterly compelling. Higgins' carry out is intelligent, fascinating, disturbing, soul-rending, engaging, and brilliant. As a plus, the design by Pablo Ortega Lopez, titled "Western" is haunting and breathtaking. I spent one's turns pouring over the fantasies that supported the virtue and accentuated the emotional impact of Higgins' amazing assemblage. And Aeneas Eyes Toward Her Helmet stole my soul and visualization. My pick carry out of 2009.