“The Bookstore” won the long form Rhysling Award!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2022 in anthology:poem, awards, Blog | Comments Off on “The Bookstore” won the long form Rhysling Award!

2022 Long Form Rhysling winner

Wow. This was a shock. My poem “The Bookstore,” originally published in NewMyths #56/57, was recently announced as the winner of the long poem Rhysling Award. You can read the poem here.

This is a fictional autobiographical piece. I wrote it soon after my grandma died. I couldn’t go to the funeral. This poem imagines my visit to a very special bookstore, but many of the details throughout are true to my life. I wrote this in a single sitting, and it was an exercise of grief. That makes this level of recognition all the more extraordinary.