Push Cart Nominations for 2022 – “I Write Her”

Thank you Susi Bocks – Editor and owner of “I Write Her,” has included me in her choices for Pushcart nomination!  

My poem “Old News is Not Old News” from the wonderful book, “Reflections & Revelations,” was nominated for a 2022 Pushcart.  This is a great honor for me as this book is filled with brilliant poets.  

Please find below the beginning of “Old News is Not Old News,” a poem about the horrors of discrimination that happen everyday to people of color.  

Old News is Not Old News

whites of fearsome eyes looking up from blood-soaked boards

black bodies stretched naked, branded, and shackled to floors

fifty women drowning overboard that enslaver’s work quickly done

another coast, heavily greased black muscles, glimmer in the sun

2021 computers on –  I listen while today’s news on a video rolls

spinning lies another bright young man died as this story unfolds

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A big congratulations to all the other nominees – and once again I would like to thank Susi for this gracious award.  

For those who may not know the history behind the Pushcart Prize, please read the following article.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushcart_Prize

47 thoughts on “Push Cart Nominations for 2022 – “I Write Her”

    1. Thank you so much Nigel. That means a lot to me. Being nominated is a big honor. It is an enormous accomplishment to win. I am honored to be recognized. Thank you Nigel. 🌹

    1. Thank you so much. It was a wonderful gift from Susi Bocks. I never expected to see this. Thank you both for your kind words. I too, want to congratulate you both on the gallery success. Blessings our friends. 🌹

    1. Dearest Mike, I thank you for your kind words. To be nominated was a gift. There are many people that have been writing all their lives, that may never win, I am just enjoying being nominated. I hope you have a wonderful evening, and enjoy the rest of your week. I hope to talk to you soon. Love and hugs Joni.

  1. Oh wow! wow! wow! Such an honor Joni and you totally deserve it. What a poem of power and truth and I love the title. Congratulations to you and all the nominees. I left a comment on her site too. Big hugs and I share in your excitement Joni…You are so deserving of this honor..🤗❤️🎉

    1. Dear sweet Karima, I pray you are feeling better. It is a kindness to be nominated and I am grateful. Thank you for all your sweet words. I thank you for your support always. Big hugs and love my dear friend. 🤗🌹🤗

    1. Dear KK you are very kind. Thank you my friend. It was very kind Susi Bocks and it was a book I was very grateful to be in. Blessings to you my friend. 🌹🤗🌹

    1. It really did Susi. It felt like a gift wrapped in joy. So thank you so much for thinking my poem was worthy of a nomination. Blessings to you. Big southern hugs 🤗

    1. You are a sweetheart Tim, and that is such a kind thing to say. This has been a journey that I have had so many mentors and have been so grateful. The writers I read all have helped me grow as a poet. I feel so blessed to have your supportive encouragement and reposting me even in the beginning my dear friend. Blessings to you my friend. ❤️

      1. I sure try to be a good person. Sometimes I fall like everyone else but I sure work at it. You are real community helping to promote others. Bless you my friend. Love and hugs, Joni

    1. Oh thank you so much my friend. I was thrilled and felt so blessed by this kindness. Love and hugs to you and your loved ones on this beautiful Sunday – it will get to 80 degrees here today in Virginia. The weather gets stranger every year!

      1. Thank you for your kind words and stay blessed my friend. By the way I really like the way you have set up your blog, it is very attractive aesthetically! Wonderful job and I love your work. Big hugs and blessings, Joni

      2. Love your work always 🙂
        Thank you kindly for appreciating the blog. Though I am in between changing the theme of it.
        Big Hugs and Love

      3. Be sure to let us know where you go – a lot of moving around any more. Have a blessed day. Glad I looked into my spam folder. Sorry that this is so old. I haven’t had messages go into the spam filter in ages. Sending big hugs, Joni

    1. You are so kind Dawn. I was blown away by such a gift and a blessing. Thank you so much for the congratulations my friend. Sending lots of love, hugs and blessings. 🙏🤗

  2. Congratulations Joni. Your words say it all. You are so right about the news. How many of us are simply turning the news off or ignoring it now, because it is same old same old? 🤗

    1. So nice to hear from you my friend. You were a very kind friend for so many years and I’m sorry if I disappointed you by kind of disappearing. I have been busy writing a book and doing many other things, including moving from the house that we lived in for 17 years. I look forward to following your gorgeous pictures again and enjoying the walks we take along with you. Big hugs, my friend and thank you for your kind compliment. Hope you and your wife are both enjoying this time of year.

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