Runner-Up for Ruth Stone Poetry Prize

Katie Stromme notified me that my poem, “Terrorists,” was selected as one of two Runners-Up for the 2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.  I had shown a draft of this poem to Tony Hoagland, Steve Bunch, Wayne Lee, and Michael Scofield, who offered some editing suggestions which must have helped it in the eyes of the final judge, Lee Upton.  Hunger Mountain will publish the runner-up poems, and both poets will receive a monetary payment. Please see Hunger Mountain’s announcement.