Saturday, May 19, 2012
Longevity Reaches POL Semi-Finals!
Poets Out Loud (Fordham University) has announced the winners of its 2011-2012 Prizes. The POL Prize was won by Amy Sara Carroll for her interesting-sounding book, FANNIE+FREDDIE/The Sentimentality of Post-9-11 Pornography! The POL Editor's Prize went to Nicholas Hundley for The Revolver in the Hive. The prizes were awarded by Claudia Rankine, the final judge, and Elizabeth Frost, the series editor. There were six finalists. My book-length narrative poem, Longevity, was named one of nineteen semi-finalists, along with Eric Pankey's manuscript, Dismantling the Angel. Longevity tells the story of a woman's journey past the age when her mother died onto the path of what it means to be a sister.