How do you possibly select a winner?

Rafael Jesús González reads a poem about the challenges of judging a writing prize.

Our last episode of season 1 was about awards: how should we think of them? Are they worth caring about? How do you manage your disappointment when you don’t win?

One of our guests on the episode, Rafael Jesús González, was the (reluctant) judge of the 2019 Fischer Poetry Prize. Here, he reads his poem about what it was like to select a winner. Read the text of his poem is below.