Last weekend was the California Federation of Chaparral Poets convention in Fresno. It was also the Los Angeles Festival of Books. I ended up unfortunately being unable to attend either.
There is an annual contest associated with the Chaparral Poets Convention and my cinquain "After Dark" won honorable mention in the short poetry category. At the awards banquet on Sunday Evening, one of the honorable mentions is given the Roadrunner-Up Award and I was the lucky winner, although unfortunately not there to receive the award. Ursula and Jim Gibson stopped by my house on Monday and gave it to me.
Isn't it cute?