My dear friend of many years and one of my favorite poets anywhere ever, Chelsea Dingman, was one of the winners of this year's of the prestigious National Poetry Series. Her first book, Thaw, will be published by University of Georgia Press. I know this book well and I mean this with no hyperbole, it is glorious, moving, gripping and essential. Please read it. You will be better for it as a person and a writer. Also, to Chelsea personally: you are one of the finest human beings I know. I am so happy for you and you so deeply deserve this. Also, shout out to your amazing family. I know they are proud.