Critical Commentary

ByLine Magazine : “Our judge said that both the number of entries [200+] and the skill of the poets made judging this contest a challenge. She explained her choices this way: ‘Deconstructing Grief [first place poem] personifies grief with wit and originality.” July-August, 2005

Illinois State Poetry Society Contest: “I am delighted to tell you that your poem, At the Window, Dancing, placed 2 nd in the free verse category... The judge wrote of your poem, ‘At the Window, Dancing, touched my heart... The poet includes so much in her relatively few lines.’ October 2005