Amarillo's Chera Hammons is the winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Poetry Award for The Traveler’s Guide to Bomb City (Purple Flag). Y'all can read our Lone Star Literary Life review here.
Edward McPherson won the 2017 PEN Southwest Creative Nonfiction Award for The History of the Future: American Essays (Coffee House Press).
Congratulations to all of the winners! I'm going to go buy McPherson's book. I haven't read it yet.