My mom (Kimberly Vargas Agnese, creator of Buckets on a Barefoot Beach) doesn’t actively use WordPress at this time, but I want to give a hearty shout out and congratulations to her!
She has been selected as a finalist for the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, awarded through the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, which is hugely exciting. This was not exactly surprising to me, since I am very aware that the Lord has given my mom incredible talent.
However, it is very apparent that this is the Lord’s doing. My mom did not formally study poetry, but has been published in numerous journals. Moreover, she is now a finalist alongside university professors and winners of other literary awards.