For now, however, I've been enjoying the latest issue of The Comstock Review where I'm happy to report that my poem, "Flypaper" won third place in the journal's annual poetry contest. The award is a wonderful honor, of course, but I'm even more excited by the fact that one of my favorite poets, Allison Joseph, was the judge! My poem joins other wonderful work by Steven Lautermilch (who won first prize for "Is the Fish,") and Justin Hunt (who won second prize for "Two West and a Half South").
Writing, so far this year, has been a bit on a slow side. I have yet to write a new poem, and I have only drafted a few prose pieces. Usually, January is a productive writing month for me, so I'm not quite sure what is going on, but I hope to remedy the situation soon, and get back on schedule.