The hard work of judging the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize is done. The poems of our winner, Linda Strever of Olympia, WA and of our two Honorable Mentions — Pat Cason of Vancouver, WA and Kathryn Alison Graves of Keizer, OR — are on our website at http://www.calyxpress.org/ . After that always comes the hard work of thanking all those who submitted, and sending them a copy of CALYX Journal.
Our interns, Shayna and Kelly, did a lot of packing, sealing and sorting — here’s Kelly at work in our mailroom (above).
Almost 700 submissions were received! And yesterday, after at least a week’s worth of prep, we got the many packages in the mail!