A word of thanks to Bill Thompson, editor of Alabama Literary Review
, for nominating my sonnet crown, "On Reading the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report" (soon to appear in ALR
) for a Pushcart Prize this year.
The crown, written in consonant rhyme (except for the final sonnet) recently received Honorable Mention status in the Poetry by the Sea 2019 sonnet/sonnet crown contest, judged by Marilyn Nelson.
The Grand Jury Report may be downloaded HERE
The poem is not a comfortable read. Nor was it meant to be.