Best Essay of 2017 at the Hearst Magazines Editorial Excellence Awards
"Many stories of grief are also stories of faith, and such is the case in Rebecca Gummere’s stunning essay “Cooper’s Heart” for O, The Oprah Magazine. With remarkable courage and candor, Gummere unfolds the narrative of her infant son’s birth and sudden death, and her own journey to seminary. The gorgeous, graceful prose belies the bitterness of such an unfathomable loss."
Read "Cooper's Heart" essay here.
At AWP2018 panel, speaking about Research and Creative Nonfiction. (Assoc. of Writers and Writing Programs) (No, I am not wearing a lighted sombrero.)