Oasis Journal 2012 accepted my poem "People a la Carte" and had it judged for their Best Poetry Contest by William Mawhinney, author of Songs in My Begging Bowl and Cairns Along the Road. Mawhinney chose the poem as Second Runner-up in the contest and had the following to say:

"I was drawn to this sharply observed encounter between two self-absorbed 'well coiffed' basketball fans and an immigrant waiter from Kosovo. Much is implied in this sly poem, lots of emotional, social, religious layers are piled on top of each other. The fun is to let it resonate among all your cultural assumptions."

He also placed "Requiem for My Dog" in his Top Ten. Both poems can be found in the journal which is available on Amazon.

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