Hats Off! to Suzanne Cottrell whose poem "Altered Silhouette" was the June winner for Nancy Smith's painting "Twilight Reflection." Nancy Smith has invited women writers to create poetry or prose based on her paintings to further explore the feminine experience. "Criteria for selection is based on the writer’s responsiveness to the painting without being too literal; transcend the merely personal; contain specific, skillful language; use strong voice; and evoke earned emotion. Writers whose work is selected will be invited to read their work at the gallery event held March 10, 2019, 1-3pm. Women Speak will be hosted by Frank Gallery at their Community Outreach Gallery in University Place, Chapel Hill."
Also, Suzanne's poem "Fun Summer Memory" appears in issue #297 of The Weekly Avocet (August 12, 2018).