Yesterday afternoon, I was ecstatic to learn that my first collection of prose and poetry, Magic in the Backyard, was selected as a nominee for the highly recognized Pushcart Prize in literature where I have the honor of representing Winter Goose alongside two amazing authors, Natasha Head for her collection Nothing Left to Lose and Robert James Russell for his novella, Sea of Trees. I am thrilled to even have been considered and congratulations to all the nominees! Read more at

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Notable facts about this esteemed prize…

  • The Pushcart Prize was named among the most influential projects in the history of American publishing by Publishers Weekly.
  • Winner of the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • New York Times Book Review notable book of the year.
  • Winner of the Publishers Weekly Carey Thomas Award for Creative Publishing.
  • Awarded the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble “Writers for Writers” prize.

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