Y'all know my mom is a published poet, right? Last fall she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, which is a v. v. big deal in poetry circles. She didn't expect to win, but it is a true honor to be nominated.
You may remember that my mom's mom died last fall, after a very long, slow, and painful decline. She had been virtually living with my parents in the last few months, and in the wake of her passing, my mother wrote a long poem about the experience called "The Anatomy of Dying."
Guess who just got nominated for the Pushcart again, and guess for what poem?
My mom rocks, yo.