2018 David Martinson - Meadowhawk Prize

Congratulations to Patty Dickson Pieczka, whose manuscript Beyond the Moon's White Claw has been chosen for the 2018 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize.

Patty Dickson Pieczka's second book of poetry, Painting the Egret's Echo, won the Library of Poetry Book Award for 2012 from the Bitter Oleander Press. She was the featured poet in their Spring 2014 issue. Other awards include the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest in the Best Sonnet category, the ISPS poetry contest for 2012 (first place in the free verse category), Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award for 2010, and a nomination for an Illinois Arts Council Award. Other books are Lacing Through Time (Bellowing Ark Press, 2011), and a chapbook, Word Paintings, (Snark Publishing, 2002). Patty graduated from the Creative Writing Program at Southern Illinois University. Writing contributions have appeared in many journals, including Bluestem, Blue Unicorn, The Cape Rock, Crab Orchard Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Red Rock Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Versedaily.org, and Willow Review. Her first novel, Finding the Raven, was released in June 2016 by Ravenswood Publishing. Visit her website at http://www.pattywrites.net/

The seasons are confused.
Dandelions peer from the eyes
of snowmen and see wooly worms
shivering for want of coats.
Tornadoes visit in January
to shake the town
like a snow globe.
— Patty Dickson Pieczka, from 'Quartet for Aging'
Scott King