Thank you so much to Fish Publishing and to contest Judge Billy Collins, for awarding THIRD PLACE to my poem "Extinction" (out of 2,348 entries).
Here is what the contest judge said about my poem:
EXTINCTION by Luisa A. Igloria
"A poem with a facility of movement, swinging from the Judas goat to Darwin, a dying dog, and ending with our own dead, how they linger and return. What a pleasure to watch [t]his poet’s mind at work, guiding us this way and that, then landing on our own experience with mortality. A poem with many interests, including the reader." – Billy Collins
Congratulations to my fellow winners in the 2023 Fish Poetry Prize!