The Birdy Poetry Prize Readings & Announcement Event was a BLAST! We heard from each of our Birdy poets, JC Mehta (Selected Poems 2000-2020), Brian Daldorph (Kansas Poems), Carol Kapaun Ratchenski (A Certain Kind of Forgiveness), and Ruth Maus (Valentine), as well as our 2021 winner (see below), Poet Laureate of Kansas Huascar Medina, Publisher Tracy Million Simmons, Publicist Linzi Garcia, and many friends and family members from across the nation (and perhaps even the seas)!
Thank you all so much for making the event what it was!
Here are some of the major highlights.
Meadowlark Publisher Tracy Million Simmons announced the semi-finalists and finalists for the 2021 Birdy Poetry Prize.
Our guest judge, Poet Laureate of Kansas Huascar Medina, announced the 2021 Birdy Poetry Prize winner, Alison Hicks! Congratulations, Alison!
If you missed the event, or want to relive the splendor, check out the edited recording!
On our Meadowlark YouTube Page, you will also find Jessica Mehta's recording, as well as videos of the 2019/2020 Birdy winners and finalists reading one another's poems.