Why Can't It Be Tenderness has won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

I'm thrilled and honored that my full-length poetry collection, Why Can't It Be Tenderness, has won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in Fall 2018. I am so grateful to the contest readers and the blind judge, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, for believing in my work. I'll keep this website updated with any news, including a projected publication date and readings to celebrate the launch later this year.

Congratulations to the other authors who will also be published in the Wisconsin Poetry Series: D. M. Aderibigbe, Betsy Sholl, Rebecca Hazelton, and Melissa Crowe. The full announcement is here!