“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.

Pushcart Nomination from Ice Cube Press

I just received the wonderful news that my poem “Whatchamacallit” — which was published in Prairie Gold Anthology: An Anthology of the American Heartland from Ice Cube Press — has just been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing anthology of writing from and about the Midwest. If you haven’t read the anthology, you can learn more about it and order a copy directly from the press HERE.

Thank so much Steve Semken and editors Lance M. Sacknoff, Xavier Cavazos and Stefanie Brook Trout!