(Mom and me)
I never win anything. So it was a complete shock when a reporter from the Salem News called to let me know that my poem, "Night Work", a poem about my mom, was a winner in the 25th annual Eagle Tribune/Robert Frost Foundation Spring Poetry Contest! The categories were broken up by seasons, and I won in the winter category. The online version does not feature photos or mention the blog (drat!), but the print version does. The photo above is similar to one that ran on the front cover of the newspaper's Life section.
All of the winners and honorable mentions will be invited to read their winning works at the Super Hoot organized by the Robert Frost Foundation on Saturday, May 12. (Somehow I've gone from zero readings in three years to two in a month. How does that happen?)
Thanks to all of you who read the poem and liked it when it was originally posted for Poetry Thursday. ROCK STARS, each and every one of you!