an audio of Paula Bonnell reading it.
Abracadabra was a finalist and fourth runner-up for the 2013 42 Miles Press Poetry Award.
Series editor and prize judge David Dodd Lee selected Bonnell's poem as one of six by finalists
to be posted on the Press's website.
"General Correspondence" Copyright Paula Bonnell 2013, 2018.
The fourth -- first published in the Canadian literary magazine The Fiddlehead, Copyright Paula Bonnell 1981, 2011, 2018 -- is this:
And"Plain Speech" was first published in Southern Poetry Review.
Copyright Paula Bonnell 1982, 1984, 1985, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2018. All rights reserved.
"Plain Speech" subsequently appeared in the ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE &
Yearbook of American Poetry (1984 edition) and in The Sunday Boston Herald's April 2001
National Poetry Month feature. It also won a Cambridge Poetry Festival award.