Found out today that Stone Telling editors Rose Lemberg and Shweta Narayan have nominated my poem “Prayer” for the Pushcart Prize! Hello, Monday!

Here’s a list of ST’s six nominees:

Sonya Taaffe, Persephone in Hel
Catherynne M. Valente, The Secret of Being a Cowboy
Amal El-Mohtar, Pieces
Jaded, Sewing Souls with Blanks: Silences in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Shira Lipkin, The Changeling’s Lament
Eliza Victoria, Prayer

Information about the Pushcart Prize.

The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in the pages of our annual collections.

Writers who were first noticed here include:

Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving, Rick Moody, and many more. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series.

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