by Judy Bushy
Rusty Williams had exciting news! She received the honor of a third place award for her poem, “Jeremiah,” which she entered in the National Amateur Poetry Competition. A photo which she had taken of the Jeremiah Tombstone and entered in the Siskiyou County Fair had also won a blue ribbon among the photography entries.
Rusty shared with me that she has written many poems, some on the backs of napkins. She has also has a poem called “Crab Tree Blues” published previously in the Lost Coast Poem and Stories from Humboldt County California. This new award by Eber & Wein Publishing is of special importance since she won among vast numbers of poets on a national scale who entered the competition! Congratulations Rusty, we will look forward to reading more of your poetry in the future!