Thank you to Oprelle Publications for Second Place in their “Matter” Anthology contest!

How not to crash your car and other snow driving tips is based on my mother’s rendition of a car crash she was in when my brother was three years-old, and I was seven years away from being born. I think often of how family stories become as impactful as the actual facts of the events themselves, how they form our sense of place within our family’s particular mythology. View the poem as well as the other great winners here: https://oprelle.com/pages/matter-poetry-contest-2021-winners. Print anthology available May 2022.