I was lucky to have two poems make the Arc Poem of the Year shortlist, and even luckier to learn that my piece "You Are My Hiding Place" has won! You can read the beautiful notes from the jury here, and the entire gorgeous shortlist online. Thanks, Arc team, and congratulations on your 40th anniversary!
If you're in Winnipeg tonight, please help me celebrate from afar! So excited to have a poem translated into Slovenian for this issue of IDIOT - wish I could make it!
I am just thrilled to announce that For Your Own Good has been named a 2016 Stonewall Honour Book in the Barbara Gittings Literature Award category. Huge thanks to the American Library Association and their GLBT Round Table for this incredible gift. Look for the sticker on copies of FYOG soon, and hope to see some of you in Orlando this summer for the award ceremony!
Where to begin with this magical year? Thank you so, so much to: