Anara Guard’s poem “Respite” has received this honor. The judge wrote, “A meditative and pensive piece, this short poem lingers long after the reader sets the page down.”

Order any of our poetry books, and use the coupon code RESPITE to receive a $2 discount and a copy of the poem!

Gay has won an Honorable Mention in the Nature category from the Illinois State Poets Society 2020 National Contest for her poem Mad for the Moon. Find more of her award-winning poetry in her collection, Red Thread Through a Rusty Needle.

A 20-minute video of Gay and Anara performing a handful of their poems is available here.

Northern California Publishers and Authors have awarded Eddie’s Choice a gold medal in the Young Adult books category for books published in 2019. Visit .