I'm thrilled to announce that my poem "The Golden Hour" has been selected by judge Mark Doty as winner of the Atlanta Queer Lit Broadside Contest! Here is what Doty said about the poem:
"This beautiful poem evokes a city landscape lit up with the possibility of new love. But it's also tense with the speaker's awareness that this hope may never be realized. In this way 'The Golden Hour' captures how love and desire lead us forward, but can also hold us hostage."
Here is more information from the festival website:
"The winner of the 2011 AQLF Broadside Contest chosen by poet Mark Doty is Brent Calderwood. His limited edition, signed broadside will be for sale during the festival. We are excited that Calderwood will be joining us in Atlanta to read his winning poem during the Keynote Addresses on Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library. See the full schedule of events at this link."
Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Keynote Address at Decatur Public Library
Host: Franklin Abbott
Keynotes: Bryan Borland and Theresa Davis
Broadside Contest winner Brent Calderwood