I’m stunned and heartened that some new poems from my manuscript-in-progress just won a 2018 award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. They’re an organization that supports artists and writers with children, and I’m really grateful to receive a grant from them. Much admiration for all parents making room for creative expression in their lives, and the spouses and support networks who love us and believe in what we do.
“Chosen from a field of nearly 2,500 applications, these twenty artists and writers come from nineteen US states and Canada; they have thirty-seven children; and a record eighteen of our awardees this year are women. These artists and writers are making work that is urgent and timely, thoughtful and transformative, and a welcome balm to us here in smoky California.”
A full list of the awardees is here, along with descriptions of their work.