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Blue Heron Review Nominates for Pushcart Prize

Blue Heron Review has nominated my poem, “The Library on Market Street,” for a Pushcart Prize. Many thanks to founding editor Cristina Norcross for selecting my poem.

I included the poem in the post in October when it appeared on the Blue Heron website. I am proud of this one since it speaks to the importance of libraries in our society today. The mission of the public library has changed over recent years but its qualities of inclusion, open access to materials and its role as a haven for those needing a place to feel safe and learn, grow and enjoy life is as relevant as ever. Thank you to all the brave librarians defending free speech.

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