Dear Laura Foley,

I'm pleased to tell you that your poem "Gratitude List" has won a first prize of $1000 in the Common Good Books poetry contest ("Gratitude")  and will be read on "A Prairie Home Companion" on May 21. 

Garrison Keillor



  • Gratitude List won first prize in the Common Good Books poetry contest, judged by Garrison Keillor
  • National Winner, Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Prize, judged by Marge Piercy: Nine Ways of Looking at Light
  • Bi-Writer’s Award in Poetry: Joy Street 
  • Foreword Book of the Year, Silver Winner: The Glass Tree
  • Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Award: The Sounds Oblivion Makes 
  • Atlanta Review, Grand Prize:  It Is Time: An American Pastoral 
  • Bunner Award, Columbia University: Wallace Stevens’ Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction

Pushcart Nominations

  • Drift, Headmistress Press
  • Father-in-Law, Bloodroot Review
  • It Is Time, Atlanta Review

Finalists, Honorable Mentions, Long Lists, Short Lists

  • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Herculean
  • Two Sylvias Press Wilder Prize: It's This
  • NH Writer’s Project Outstanding Book of the Year: The Glass Tree 
  • Ruth Stone Poetry Prize: Driving Route 95 
  • String Poets: At the Doctor’s Office 
  • Autumn House: Night Ringing 
  • Tupelo Press: The Glass Tree
  • Philip Levine Poetry Prize: The Glass Tree 
  • Sable Books: Between Apple and Limb 
  • Sheila Motton Poetry Book Award: The Glass Tree 
  • Homebound Publications: Night Ringing 
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod 2014 Poetry Competition: Four Poems 
  • Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize: Between Apple and Limb 
  • Able Muse: Night Ringing 
  • Able Muse: Not Drowning 
  • Hospital Drive Poetry Contest: Film Noir
  • The Vortex: Fish Poetry Prize


  • Frost Place

Readings, a Partial List

  • Rowe Camp and Conference Center, Rowe, MA
  • Shelburne Falls Collected Poets Series, Shelburne Falls, MA
  • Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT
  • Howe Library, Hanover, NH
  • Plainfield Library, Plainfield, NH
  • Left Bank Books, Hanover NH
  • Dragonfly Inn, Windsor, VT
  • Hanover Inn (with Grace Paley), Hanover NH
  • Dirt Cowboy Café, Hanover, NH
  • Northfield Falls, Northfield, VT
  • Kingdom Books, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • HMP Reading, The Ear Inn, NYC
  • Mom Egg Review Reading, NYC
  • Woodstock VT Library
  • Harbor Mountain Press, Ascutney, VT
  • The Blue Horse Inn, Woodstock, VT
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH
    Revolution, White River Junction, VT
  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA
    Bethlehem Public Library, Bethlehem NH