Rochelle Hurt is the author of The Rusted City, a novel-in-poems forthcoming from White Pine Press in 2014. She lives and works in North Carolina.
Every year, small presses and literary journals are invited to nominate six pieces they’ve published that year for a Pushcart Prize, which comes with publication in the yearly Pushcart anthology. Obviously, the Pushcart folks get a ton of nominations, and a lot of the prizes go to work from top journals (often for good reason)—the hard part is actually winning. Nonetheless, I think it’s a small honor for one’s work to be chosen by a journal as a representation of their best work from that year.
I’m very happy that two journals have nominated my poetry for a Pushcart Prize this year, so I’ll have two poems in the hat: “In Hurt, Virginia,” published by The Collagist in August, and “Music Box,” published in the Jabberwock Review this summer. Here’s to dreaming?