Ha. Writing that title above in the third person gives me the giggles. But, I get to announce this:
My poem, “Litchfield Beach,” was awarded First Place in the North Carolina Poetry Society’s 2022 Pinesong Awards (the Thomas H. McDill Award).
I’m thrilled, and honestly still a bit shocked. I’ve never thought of myself as a poet. I love poetry, and I love poets, and I’ve had the privilege of sitting at the feet of so many poets who are my friends in real life, and friends in books. I can’t wait to read all the work in the 2022 Pinesong Anthology when it is published, and I’m excited that we’ll get to read our work at the awards day in May.
It’s been a good day.