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Joanne the Poet - The Poetry of Joanne M. Clarkson

Northern Colorado Writers

First Place Winner!  My poem, “Klotho the Fibre Goddess Describes Fate,” was chosen by Northern Colorado Writers to receive their $1,000 prize this year.  This is by far the most money I have ever received for a poem.  It appeared in “Pooled Ink,” the group’s journal of contest winners.  Prizes were also given for fiction and non-fiction and runners-up were included.  This is a poem I have worked on for a long time.  I received an Artists Trust grant in the Fall of 2014 to complete a full-length volume of poetry.  As I worked through my new book and especially as I prepared to attend the Colrain Conference last June that focuses on putting a book of poems together, the focus of my book shifted from grief to fate.  The book has three sections, the first headed by Klotho the spinner and this is her poem.

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