Judge: Alexandria Peary – Poet Laureate of New Hampshire
Alexandria is the author of nine books, recently, Prolific Moment: Theory and Practiceof Mindfulness for Writing and Battle of Silicon Valley atDaybreak. The recipient of a 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship and the Iowa Poetry Prize, her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in New American Writing, Southern Humanities Review, Gettysburg Review, Yale Review, Barrow Street, New England Review, Denver Quarterly and North American Review. Specializing in mindful writing, she has given a webcast for NaNoWriMo in 2021 and Tedx talk, “How Mindfulness Can Transform the Way You Write” (available on YouTube). She is the architect and host of the popular webinar on mindful writing for the National Council of Teachers of English. Information is available at https://poets.org/poet/alexandria-peary. Follow her on Twitter @NHPoetLaureate and @WriteMindfully.