We’ve got big news: our submissions are in! The internal judging panel—made up of editors, educators, and project managers—is now sifting through them, and publication selections will be made soon. We’ll be sending out letters to all of our student submitters within the next two weeks—teachers, be on the lookout!

Once our selections are finalized, we’ll begin pairing up these student poems with the Stafford poems that inspired them, and working to establish potential organizational structures for the manuscript as a whole. We’re excited to see how these separate poems will come together to tell the stories of students across the state who have drawn inspiration for their own work by writing with William Stafford.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned!

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