"I can’t speak for all writers, but I do think I am not alone in wanting, more than anything, to be read. Read with intention. Read with appreciation. Read with pleasure. Read more than once by the same person. I will always strive for this. And no singular accomplishment has impacted this more than winning the Janet B. McCabe Prize."
—Maggie Blake Bailey, winner of Ruminate's 2017 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. Her poem, "Elizabeth Asks" appears in Issue 45: Unfinished.