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- The North Carolina Poetry Society has announced that my poem "River in Your Living Room" was a finalist for the Poet Laureate Award in the society's 2020 contest. "Goodbye and Keep Chilled"―a take-off on Frost's "Good-bye and Keep Cold"―placed second for the Katherine Kennedy McIntyre Light Verse Award.
- The Main Street Rag Spring 2020 is just out, including my poems "That Last Holiday," "'What are the rules?'", and "Robert Mueller's Doorman." The 2020 anthology Pinesongis dedicated to Main Street Rag publisher and managing editor M. Scott Douglas.
- Glad that one of my fun poems found a home: The Poeming Pigeon's upcoming issue dedicated to "popular culture" will include "Getting on TV," which is a sort of tongue-in-cheek how to.
- Reed Magazine has announced that my poem "Intimacy at the Blue Moon Café" was chosen as a co-winner of The Edwin Markham Prize, along with a poem by Rodrigo Toscano of New Orleans. More details are on Reed's Facebook page.
At first you cling, grope
in the stew of ruin then recklessly
you want to purge it all,
destroy any emblem of deluge,
banish any hint of topsy-turvy.
—from "River in Your Living Room,"
by Jeanne Julian
The NCPS Awards Day on May 9, 2020: readings online.
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