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- Check out the 2021 wine-themed poems at Judd's Hill winery, including contest winner "Under the Veil" by Ryan Voss―and my poem too, about grape-growing in an inhospitable climate (like, for instance, Maine). A toast [🍷] to the winery for sponsoring a poetry competition for more than15 years!
- The Topsham, Maine, Public Library has chosen "Angel of the Sensual" as recipient of the Margaret F. Tripp Poetry Award in its annual "Joy of the Pen" competition.
- It was a fun surprise to see Shuly Cawood's name among the contributors to Bacopa Literary Review 2021, which also includes one of my poems. She leads Let's Write Together!, twice-a-month, hour-long, online generative writing sessions that have been most welcome, welcoming, and inspiring over these past months. Congratulations, Shuly! Mysterious story!
- Thanks to Coastal Shelf for nominating "The George Washington Bridge" for The Best of the Net.
Autumn Leaves, Yarmouth, Maine
Coiled Line, Monhegan Island, Maine
High Surf at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
What a delightful surprise to find that Anne Rankin, another
new-to-Maine poet whom I only recently met, also has a poem in the 11th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: From Pandemic to Protest.
Here's a video of my poem "The Color of It" that's in included in the anthology From Pandemic to Protest, released this fall from The Poetry Box.
Quotations for writers
"How unusual to be living a life of continual self-expression,
jotting down little things,
noticing a leaf being carried down a stream,
then wondering what will become of me,
and finally to work alone under a lamp
as if everything depended on this,
groping blindly down a page,
like someone lost in a forest."
―Billy Collins, from "Foundling"
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