02. September 2013 · Comments Off on First Dads of Disability Poetry Contest Winner · Categories: Uncategorized


I am happy to announced that poet and author Marly Youmans has picked the first Dads of Disability book poetry contest winner. The first winning poem is Adapted Views by Patricia Wallace Jones.

Patricia tells us about herself in this short bio:

Patricia Wallace Jones is an artist and retired parent trainer, disability rights advocate who worked all her adult life for rights she fears are being lost daily now.  Daughter of a mother with a physical disability and mother of a son who lived a full and included life with intractable seizures, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, she began writing poetry after retiring on the northern California coast.

In addition, Patricia has graciously refused the prize money and asked that it be put back into the book project.  Thanks so much Patricia!

– Gary



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