Hey, I’ve Won a Chapbook Contest!

thistle

I’m delighted to report that I’ve been named the winner of the 2021 Etchings Press Poetry prize! The publication date for My Mother’s Ghost Scrubs the Floor at 2 a.m. is May 5. Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at University of Indianapolis, is offering copies for $10.00

Many thanks to the Etchings Press staff, and to The Indianapolis Review editor Natalie Solmer for publishing the title poem in fall 2019, and subsequently nominating it for a Pushcart Prize. My new home, Indianapolis, has been very kind to me!

.

56 thoughts on “Hey, I’ve Won a Chapbook Contest!

  1. Huzzah! That is one of my favorite poems. Also I feel neurotically complicit in all decisions made in the Great Lakes region so I’m content that we have chosen well. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on Leigh's Wordsmithery and commented:
    My friend, Bob Okaji, has won the 2021 Etchings Press Poetry Prize with what figures to be a poignant set of poems, titled My Mother’s Ghost Scrubs the Floor at 2 a.m. Get it from the University of Indianapolis now, and we can compare notes on this sure-to-be meaningful and affecting collection.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.