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!
Happy holidays friends! I’m delighted to have just received my contributor copies of the new Sycamore Review, which includes my poem “It’s Something People in Love Do” — a love poem that references the Marx Brothers (a personal milestone reached) — as well as stellar new work by Lauren Moseley, Todd Davis, L.S. Klatt, John McCarthy, Tatiana Neshumova, and others. Plus great rhinoceroses on the cover (and lots more art inside) by Ale De La Torre. Thanks so much to Anthony Sutton, Mitchell Jacobs, Rachel Reynolds, and the rest of the Sycamore Review crew!
A great big, dewy-eyed thank you to the editors of Mid-American Review for accepting my poems “One Light in a Field of Other Lights” and “At First It Buzzed Then Even the Buzzing Stopped” and to the editors of Sycamore Review for accepting my poem “It’s Something People In Love Do.” It’s sunny here in Syracuse and the birds in the driveway are singing.