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morris poem
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: My world suddenly and drastically changed due to a viral strain that started in China. How could that possibly affect me? Then when I saw how this mysterious virus was harming so many, and shutting down the life I knew only weeks before, I fell into a bit of a funk. Every ounce of creativity seemed to have drained from me. I had taken a couple notes, but that was all. I was thrilled to see that Silver Birch Press was back with a prompt about the very thing that had robbed me of my energy and sense of joy. I knew I had to try to write again.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alice Morris was nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, and recently nominated for Best of the Net. In 2018, she won the Florence C. Coltman Award for Creative Writing, and was shortlisted in a Postcard Poetry and Prose fiction contest. In 2019, she won second place (single poem) and third place (single short story) in the Delaware Press Association Communications Contest. Recently, her work was noted by Goodreads reviewer Jeffrey Keeten. Her writing appears, or is forthcoming in numerous anthologies, including The Broadkill Review, Backbone Mountain Review, Rat’s Ass Review, Gargoyle, Paterson Literary Review, and other publications.