I was so thrilled, surprised, honored and flattered to see that my little gentrification story has been named a finalist for this year’s Washington State Book Award in Poetry.
But what amazing company it keeps. Take a look at these:
Thresholds by Glenna Cook, of Tacoma (MoonPath Press)
Killing Marias: A Poem for Multiple Voices by Claudia Castro Luna, of Seattle (Two Sylvias Press)
Mary’s Dust by Melinda Mueller, of Seattle (Entre Rios Books)
Trazas de mapa, trazas de sangre / Map Traces, Blood Traces by Eugenia Toledo, of Seattle; translated by Carolyne Wright, of Seattle (Mayapple Press)
Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, of Redmond (Red Hen Press)