This month we have learned that Wyoming alum Katie Henson (formerly Schmid) took second place in the SFWP Poetry Program Awards. Her collection of poems is called The Heaven and the Hangover, which is just a fabulous title. As the editors put it here, “The work that came through was simply astounding. So these three winners have stood up against some serious competition.”
SFWP, the Santa Fe Writers Project, is an independent press that features “fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and experimental work.” They keep up an online journal, as well, which you can find here.
This is some really lovely news. I remember hearing Katie read from her thesis last spring, and I remember thinking that her work made me want to work harder and be better.