First, to recap: after winning fifth place in round 1 of the Writing Knights’ Grand Tournament (the manuscript round), I progressed to last night’s performance round.

Now for the new stuff: Out of the five finalists, I WON 3RD PLACE! The competition was tough (congrats to Skylark for her 1st place finish!), but rehearsing my material really helped, both at home and at last Sunday’s “Living Poetry of Karma Koffee” event. What does winning 3rd place mean? Although I don’t get a full book deal, I will receive my very own CHAPBOOK PUBLICATION! I am still awaiting the details on this, but I am definitely excited!

In the meantime, my poem “Why I Keep the Essence of Euclid Beach Park Alive” has been published in Volume 1 of the Writing Knights’ “The Squire” Grand Tournament Anthology!

Keep checking back here to find out when my chapbook is released!

Finally, a big thank-you to everyone who continues to support me, and to my brother for providing my transportation to last night’s event!

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