Lisa Hiton’s poem selected as Raynes Poetry Competition finalist

Happy July, everyone! Lots of good news to share.

First up: Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011)’s poem “The Hive,” about what happened in Newtown, CT, was selected by Gerald Stern as a finalist for The Raynes Poetry Competition.  It has been published in the anthology The American Dream, put out by Blue Thread/Jewish Currents.

Congratulations, Lisa!

Lisa Hiton is a Chicago native.  She holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, The Cortland Review, Indiana Review, and DMQ Review among others.  She has received fellowships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute and the MU Writing Workshops in Greece, and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize.