Poem Receives 2020 Pushcart Prize Nomination

Photo: Jennifer Hambrick

I am honored and humbled to have received a Pushcart Prize nomination for my poem “Seed.” 

This nomination, my second Pushcart Prize nomination, comes from Sheila-Na-Gig Press, whose Poetry Competition I won in September with a submission that included “Seeds.”  Read that poem and the other two poems in my submission, “Roots” and “Cut,” here.

I am most grateful to editor Hayley Mitchell Haugen for this honor.

First Place in Sheila-Na-Gig Poetry Contest

I’m honored to have won the Fall 2020 Sheila-Na-Gig Press Poetry Contest and to have had my poems  “Seed,” “Roots,” and “Cut” published in the Fall 2020 issue of Sheila-Na-Gig online.

I am beyond honored for my poems to appear along with those of the poets whose work also appears in this issue of Sheila-Na-Gig online.

Photo: Jennifer Hambrick

These distinguished writers hail from every corner of the U.S., and their poems traverse every field and canyon of the human condition – connection and lineage, brokenness and sorrow, the wonder of love and flowers, the rusty nails of our aching world.

Reading the work of these poets reminded me what a fearsome gift it is to know this thing we call the human heart.

My most sincere thanks to Editor Hayley Mitchell Haugen and Associate Editor Jessica Higgins. And congratulations of my fellow poets whose beautiful work also appears in this issue of the journal.

“jazz brunch” Haiku Named a “Judge’s Favorite” in 2018 Golden Haiku Competition

It was a pleasant surprise to learn that, again this year, one of my haiku will be displayed in the Golden Triangle district in Washington, D.C., as a “Judge’s Favorite” in the 2018 international Golden Haiku Competition.

Here is my haiku, selected from a record 1,700 submissions from around the world:

Hambrick - jazz brunch

Here are my poems selected in the 2017 Golden Haiku Competition.

I love public art and am thrilled that one of my poems has been selected for this major public art project. My thanks to this year’s competition judges, Abigail Friedman, John Stevenson and Kit Pancoast Nagamura.  And hearty congratulations to my fellow poets whose work was also selected.