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Lawler's 'Burrowed Time' Nominated for Best Poem of the Year

Bumper year for ESF's resident poet laureate

Patrick Lawler's poem, "Living on Burrowed Time", has been nominated for the 2009 Rhysling Award for Best Poem of the Year (long form) by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. The poem was published in Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts, in 2008. Lawler, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at ESF, and ESF Writing Program faculty member, has had a bumper year for his work: his poetry collection, Breathe: A Word of It, was a finalist for both the Cleveland State and Plieiades Press poetry competitions; and his poem, "Child Sings in the Womb", was a finalist in the Colorado Prize for poetry.