I’m chuffed and honored and gobsmacked to announce that TWELVE, my short collection of prose poetry, has placed second in the Elgin Awards. I’m so grateful the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) for giving my strange little collection of prose poetry some love.
When I started writing the poem “The First Sister,” I had no idea that this would turn into a series of poems â€” but each of the women in “Twelve Dancing Princesses” called out to me with their own stories to be told.
As I continued returning to these women over the years, with their words taking on the shape of prose poetry, I had no idea that this collection would ever find a home. And I’m so grateful to Holly Walrath and Interstellar Flight Press for taking a chance and publishing this little book (of which I’m so proud).
I am so honored to be included among so many amazing poets, who also received awards:
Book Award Winners
- First Place â€“ The Sign of the Dragon by Mary Soon Lee (JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2020)
- Second Place â€“ A Collection of Dreamscapes by Christina Sng (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2020)
- Third Place (tie) â€“ Mary Shelley Makes a Monster by Octavia Cade (Aqueduct Press, 2019)
- Third Place (tie) â€“ A Route Obscure and Lonely by LindaAnn LoSchiavo (The Wapshott Press, 2020)
Chapbook Award Winners
- First Place â€“ Otherwheres by Akua Lezli Hope (ArtFarm Press, 2020)
- Second Place â€“ Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Tale by Andrea Blythe (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020)
- Third Place â€“ Manifest by Terese Mason Pierre (Gap Riot Press, 2020)
Learn more about the Elgin Winners and view a complete list of nominees on the SFPA website.