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“Mortality, with Pronoun Shifts,” by Don Colburn, wins national chapbook prize


Don Colburn
Mortality, with Pronoun Shifts
Main Street Rag publishing company, Charlotte, NC, 2019
Purchase book: http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product-tag/don-colburn/
Author website: www.doncolburn.net
Don Colburn's 5th poetry collection. Winner of the 2018 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest. "I loved this book from the get-go," says final judge Cathy Bowers, a past Poet Laureate of North Carolina. "Who wants to read an entire book of poems about death? I'll take one any day -- if it is written by this author." In other advance praise, Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford writes: "Don Colburn takes a vivid glimpse -- at an ancient tree, an artifact, a comment by a stranger -- and feeds it his attention, like water to a seed, so this glimpse may grow into a poem to gift us insight."


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