(Another exciting occurrence: the hawk– or is it a falcon?– that visited my office windowsill a few weeks ago.)

I’m very excited to be able to announce that my poem “On Hearing a Childhood Playmate Is on Death Row, Early Spring,” has been chosen by Michael Dickman as the winner of Blue Mesa Review’s 2013 poetry contest! I’m doubly thrilled and honored that my friend Alec Hershman’s poem “Even a Glacier is a Rolling Thing” placed second in the same contest. Our poems will appear together in the next issue of the Blue Mesa Review, set to launch December 6th. You can read the official announcement here:

That’s all for now, friends! I hope all is well with you in your worlds.