Tabatha Wharton


{musings of an aging millennial trope}

untitled #309: poem of the year honoree {video}

On April 14, a poem from manic pixie suicide mistress was honored by Artlixir Poetry and Her Heart Poetry as the fourth place honoree for Poem of the Year. I decided to make a quick video thanking everyone involved in the awards -- I didn't even know I had been nominated until I was tagged in a post saying I was a finalist, and I didn't know which poem until the awards broadcast -- and reading the poem straight from the book.

I am so flattered and grateful to be acknowledged this way -- after only beginning to display my poetry consistently in public over the last eight months or so -- to have found such support for this actually quite private and deeply intimate form of my writing. Again, thank you to the judges and the community members in these groups for finding my words worth sharing and for such a wonderful honor.