“It’s Something People in Love Do” in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2018

Thank you to Bill Henderson and the other editors of The Pushcart Prize Anthology for including my poem “It’s Something People in Love Do” in the newly published 2018 edition! Having received my contributor’s copy not long ago, I’m still reeling from the honor. Thank you to all the journal editors who have nominated my work over the years, and most especially to Lee Upton and Tony Ardizzone for nominating my work this year. Thanks again to Anthony Sutton, Mitchell Jacobs, Rachel Reynolds, and the other editors at Sycamore Review for giving this poem a home in the first place!

I’ve Won a Pushcart Prize!

My poem “It’s Something People in Love Do,” published last year in Sycamore Review has just WON a Pushcart Prize 2017. I’m delighted, elated. Back in 2005 I received my first Pushcart nomination, from Redactions. That and each nomination since then has felt like such an honor. To have actually won a place in the anthology this year is, well, wow. Thank you to the individuals, editors, and journals who have generously supported my work over the years. Thank you to Bill Henderson and the rest of the Pushcart folks for choosing this poem for the 2017 Pushcart Prize Anthology. And thank you again to Anthony Sutton, Mitchell Jacobs, Rachel Reynolds, and the other good people at Sycamore Review for giving my poem a home in the first place!

 

“The Hay Out There and the Hay in You” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Phoebe

My poem “The Hay Out There and the Hay in You” has just been published online at Phoebe Journal as part of a sneak peak from their upcoming 46.1 fall/winter print issue. The good folks at Phoebe have also been kind enough to nominate this poem for a Pushcart Prize — my fourth nomination this year. Huge thank yous to Robbie Maakestad, Doug Luman, and the other editors and readers for Phoebe. This poem is particularly close to my heart, and it’s a delight to be able to share it with you.

Read the poem HERE.

“Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks” Runner-Up for the Brittany Noakes Poetry Award

I’m honored and delighted to share the news that my poem “Our Beautiful Life When It’s Filled with Shrieks” was selected as Runner-Up for the Brittany Noakes Poetry Award whose entree fees benefit the Live Your Dream Award, sponsored by SI of Rittenhouse Square, PA, for a single mother who has experienced hardships, to help her pursue her education. Click HERE to read (and hear me read) my poem (first published in Rattle Issue 50) along with super-kind words by Shevaun Brannigan and contest judge J.C. Todd. Thanks so much to you both!

“We Come Here Every Day So You’re Already Won” in River Styx

As winter sunlight crawls slowly across the snow today, I’m excited to have received my contributor copies of River Styx Issue 95 which contains my work poem “We Come Here Every Day So You’re Already Won,” an Honorable Mention for the 2015 River Styx International Poetry Prize. What a bounty of literary goodies, including work by Cate Lycurgus, Thomas Lux, Doug Ramspeck, Bruce Bond, Richard Cecil, Amit Majmudar, Cornelius Eady, Michael Czyzniejewski, Peter Kline, Allison Joseph, Brian Brodeur, Zeina Hashem Beck to name but a few! The great cover is by Theo R. Welling, who has more dog show photos inside. Thanks again Richard Newman, Lizzy Petersen, Jyl Brady and the other River Styx readers and editors!