Shawn Pittard’s poem, “Fall Creek” was an honorable mention in the James Hearst Poetry Prize in 2009. His poem is featured in issue 294.2, Spring 2009 and can be still be purchased through our online store.
Notes from the author: As my fiftieth birthday approached, my friend—the poet Kathleen Winter—asked if I planned on writing a poem to commemorate the occasion. I said, no, I hadn’t thought about it at all—but the seed was planted.
Shawn Pittard is a poet, screenwriter, and teaching artist. He is the author of two volumes of poetry: Standing in the River, which was the winner of Tebot Bach’s 2010 Clockwise Chapbook Competition, and These Rivers from Rattlesnake Press. He is also an environmental planner and works for the State Energy Commission in Sacramento, CA. Photo credit to Robert Sanders.