Last fall, a friend encouraged me to send off my work to a contest I’d found. I’ve entered other contests, and I’ve even been a finalist for a couple. But in December, the organizers of the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award called to tell me I had won!
The prize is $1000 and a trip to Pittsburgh to read with Allison Hedge Coke, the judge who picked the winning poem. Even though it happened almost two months ago, I can still hardly believe it!
What have you won lately?