PATRICIA A. OPLINGER: 1HM Grand Prairie Festival of Arts; Irene Smith Memorial Award in prose: "Dad and God at Mardi Gras"; Grandmother Earth (Tennessee) will publish the poem "Marbelized", reprinted from Scattered Rainbows Vol II and also the Environmental Award-winning "Sunset Through the Trees" from the same volume of the Circle of Life Trilogy.
At National Poetry Day on October 15-16, 2010 Pat received 1HM for "Life Lesson Learned" (Norton Family Memorial) and 3rd HM for "Encouragement" (Bob and Faye Williams Jones Award). Pat is a member of Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas which is in turn a branch of the National Federation of Poets.
Patricia A. Oplinger, Cherokee Village, AR, is a freelance psychologist, poet and author. "Life comes to me in ones. I've tried unrippling the pond and have become a woman of tears and triumph in the process". More information on Ms Oplinger appears on www.authorsden.com/oplinger.