The Press Women of Texas (PWT) and the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) announced the winners of the 2020 state and national Communications Contests. In the category of Writing: Single Poem, Lesley Clinton won Third Place in Texas. Her winning poem, titled “New Year Red,“ is set amid the vibrant colors of a Lunar New Year celebration. It speaks to the loving sacrifices mothers make for their children even when separated by great distances. Contest judges remarked, “Beautiful tribute. Lovely images woven into a loving message.“
Starting June 29, Lesley’s chapbook, Calling the Garden from the Grave, will be available from Finishing Line Press. Subscribe to my newsletter to receive updates about the book presale, upcoming publications, and appearances.