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Le Hinton Poetry and Poet



2016 Best Prize Finalist for Big Lucks

"A Chorus for Cotton" renamed Sing Silence was chosen as a finalist by Big Luck. Congratulations to the winner, ismael luna, for "leave anything."

2016, The Summerset Review and the Best of the Net

















Thank you Meredith Davies Hadaway and The Summerset Review for nominating "Uses of Cotton (Visibility)" for the 2016 Best of the Net.




2016 the Pittsburgh Poetry Review and the Pushcart Prize






















Thank you Michael Albright and the Pittsburgh Poetry Review for nominating "Interview with Cotton, Part 1 (Dreams)" for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.



The Best American Poetry 2014





















My heartfelt thanks to guest editor Terrance Hayes and series editor David Lehman  for selecting "No Doubt About It (I Gotta Get Another Hat)" for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2014. My gratitude continues and extends to Little Patuxent Review for originally publishing it in their Issue 13, Winter 2013.


Thank you for everything, forever.




The Public Poetry Project












I'm pleased to announce that the poem "Epidemic," previously published in the Baltimore Review's Winter 2013 Issue, has been chosen by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book's Public Poetry Project as one of four poems that have been made into posters and distributed throughout the commonwealth to libraries, book stores, and other locations. I am thankful beyond words. The other poets chosen are Stephen Berg, W.S. DiPiero and Shara McCallam. Such fine poets, all.






The Baltimore Review 2013 Writing Contest 




















I am grateful to the Baltimore Review and Bruce A. Jacobs for choosing "Epidemic" as the winner of their 2013 Winter Writing contest. I have some long-desired poetry books in mind to buy with the prize.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Our Ballpark/Clipper Magazine Stadium










In 2012, my poem, "Our Ballpark," was incorporated into Derek Parker's sculptor, "Common Thread" and installed in front of Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as part of the Poetry Paths project.


Play ball.

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