Pushcart Prize Nominations
I received a lovely note from Blue Fifth Review editor Sam Rasnake this morning that he has nominated "Patty Hearst On the Occasion of Her Presidential Pardon" for a Pushcart Prize. I'm in great company from B5R with Susan Terris, Jeff Mann, Felicia Mitchell, Oliver Rice and Amy Riddell. Sam has been so supportive of my work over the last few years, and I'm honored he thought this poem (which is included in After the Poison) was worthy of a nomination. You can read the poem at this link or see me performing it at my YouTube channel.
In other Pushcart news, Kodac Harrison and I selected five poems from the Java Monkey Speaks Anthology Vol. 3 for nomination. The poets: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Rupert Fike, Jackie Sheeler, Sharan Strange and Beth Ann Fennelly. If you haven't purchased a copy of the anthology, you are missing out on some incredible poetry. Visit www.poetryatlanta.com to buy yours. The anthologies are only $12 (including shipping and handling) and make a great holiday gift.
My next "Read This" feature will post over the weekend, and it's a big winner. That's a hint. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I'm off to my parents house, but we're going out to eat this year so that will either be a nice change or a total nightmare. More soon.
P.S. I'll be posting Rachel Maddow's brilliant breakdown of the federal bailout debacle later this afternoon....after Judge Judy and Oprah's "Favorite Things" episode where womens' heads literally explode from excitement at all the free shit Winfrey gives away.