So proud to be part of this incredible issue of District Lit - many thanks to editor Diana Bolton. I wrote this poem Black Dog on the Anacostia River for a reading on the River last year as part of artist Mia Feuer’s Flooded Lecture Series. For those of you who haven't read Ian McEwan's Black Dogs, I would highly recommend it.
And ..... after being nominated for a Pushcart Prize for this poem, District
Lit has announced the winners of the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards in poetry and fiction. Writers published in District Lit in 2015
were eligible to receive votes during the month of February 2016.
Poetry: Leeya Mehta with “Black Dog on the Anacostia River”
Fiction: Julia Mascioli with “Bodies”