Requiem for the Orchard Finalist for the Washington State Book Award

I am pleased to announce that Requiem for the Orchard is a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award. The winner was Frances McCue's The Bled.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:


2011 Washington State Book Award in Poetry:

The Bled by Frances McCue (Factory Hollow)



Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room by Kelli Russell Agodon (White Pine)

The Morning News Is Exciting by Don Mee Choi (Action Books)

Requiem for the Orchard by Oliver de la Paz (University of Akron Press)

The Alchemist’s Kitchen by Susan Rich (White Pine)


Congratulations to my fellow finalists and to Frances McCue!