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Bellevue University Professor’s Poem Nominated for Pushcart Prize


Bellevue University Professor Clif Mason’s poem, “Ocean Canticle,” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

The Pushcart Prize is an American literary award that honors the best poetry, short fiction and essays published by small presses over the previous year. Mason’s poem was published by Cathexis Northwest Press out of Portland, Oregon, and Cathexis editors nominated his poem for the prize. 

Pushcart Prize winners are selected by a panel of previous Pushcart Prize winners and editors. The selections are published annually. 

“It is a great honor to have had my poem, ‘Ocean Canticle,’ nominated for a Pushcart Prize,” said Mason. “I am humbled that they thought highly enough of my poem to select it.” Mason has also been recognized with two Academy of American Poetry Prizes, poetry awards from New Millennium Writings, Plainsongs and others. 

Mason’s poetry has been featured previously by Cathexis Northwest Press and other presses.

Read Mason’s poem and other Cathexis Northwest Pushcart-nominated work here.

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