VERY HONORABLY MENTIONED
The Palace of Ashes by Sherry Fairchok.
CavanKerry Press Ltd.
62 pgs. $14.00 (ISBN: 0-9707186-3-2)
Growing up in the coal mines, a world of memories, dreams, animals, horses, birds—but humans are the only creatures who can tell a story; and poet Sherry Fairchok does it better than most, the way Willie Nelson calls "unsinging." She writes a beautiful poem, while holding the narrative close, so we want more and more of her.