Just found out that my poem “The Apiary,” which was published in Boxcar Poetry Review, was selected by Patricia Smith for inclusion in the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology.

I am so excited on many levels. I freaking love this poem. I tried to write a Sampson and Delilah poem for so long before it actually happened, and I am just so grateful for the reception it’s had. Also, as I’ve said before Boxcar is one of my favorite journals. Additionally, Patricia Smith is a bad-ass poet, and you’ll note that a few days ago I posted her performance on Def Jam of her poem “Skinhead.”

Color me super, super excited.

Huge thanks to Neil Aitken at Boxcar for the nod.

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