Best Poem of 2017

I’m so happy to share that I recently received this award from the Lake Chapala publication, El Ojo del Lago, for the Best Poem of 2017. I am particularly pleased because the poem “Conchita at Lakeside,” (p 44 in link below) is a narrative about an elder who was my first local friend when I arrived last year, a woman whose presence every day under the eucalyptus trees has grounded my  life here in Ajijic. I am truly grateful to El Ojo del Lago for the opportunity to share her story! And gracias to Joyce Wycoff, photographer extraordinaire.