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Reader's Choice Arc Poem Vote imageI’m super excited to announce that my poem “Lavinia” from The Brightest Thing is on the short list for Arc’s Poem of the Year Contest. As you may recall, I simply love Arc and so I am just tickled pink to be recognized by them.

There’s nothing to do but cross my fingers (you can go ahead and cross your fingers, too!) for the Editor’s Choice Award for Poem of the Year. But there is something you can do if you’d like to see my poem win the Readers’ Choice Award: you can vote!

The Readers’ Choice Award is its own separate thing and while it doesn’t come with $5000, it does come with official publication in Arc–which would be exciting for me! If you want to vote for my poem, all you have to do is simply choose my poem “Lavinia” from the drop-down menu on the voting page.

All the shortlisted poems are available to be read and voted on for the next two weeks over on the Arc website. I’m in very good company. Al Rempel is from Prince George, like me, and also on the list are Ellie Sawatzky and Mallory Tater, who have both read at Swoon!

It’s almost the spring equinox! What have you been doing to celebrate the official arrival of spring?