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| Beverly M. Collins is the a of the books, Quiet Observations: Diary Thought, Whimsy and Rhyme, and Mud in Magic. Her poems have also appeared in California Quarterly, Poetry Speaks! A year of Great Poems and Poets, The Hidden and the Divine Female Voices in Ireland, The Journal of Modern Poetry, Spectrum, The Altadena Poetry Review and many others.
In 2012, Collins won a prize from the California State Poetry Society. In 2015, she was nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best Independent American Poetry for her piece that appears in the Anthology entitled, Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. In 2018 she was â€œshort listedâ€ for the Pangolin Review Poetry Prize for her poem, â€œShreddedâ€ and also gained her 2nd Pushcart Prize nomination for her poem entitled, â€œIce.â€