Today, Tupelo Press announced the winners of its Spring 2011 Poetry Project. The prompt was to select a line from Anne Marie Rooney’s poem “Last Evening: Index of First Lines” and, yes, use it as a first line. I wrote and submitted three poems, and one of them, titled “Year of the Rattle,” received an Honorable Mention! No prize money, just glory–and some much-appreciated external affirmation that I should keep sending these things out. The poem is published here on Tupelo Press’ web site; be sure to scroll to the top, too, to check out Rooney’s remarkable poem and the winning poems based on it.