Mitchell’s poem will be included in The Pushcart Prize XXVI: Best of the Small Presses (2012).
Mitchell teaches Creative Writing at Salisbury University in Maryland. She is the author of two books of poems, The Near Surround (2002) and Grief Hut (2009). Her poems have appeared in Agni, Poetry Daily, Salt Hill Journal, Great River Review, and elsewhere.
“We are delighted and grateful for this recognition of excellence,” says Poetry Editor Elizabeth Powell. “Nancy Mitchell is a poet of our times, working at the height of her imaginative and technical powers. We are both proud and lucky to publish her work.” Fiction Editor Jacob White adds: “It is especially gratifying to see a poet recognized for work that is so humble yet so deeply inhabited, so honest.”