8.03.2005

Closer



I received word yesterday that my manuscript was one of 20 finalists for the Wick Poetry Center First Book Prize. It's the second contest I've entered it into and the first contest in which it reached the final judge.

A good portent? Let's hope so.

21 comments:

  1. Hey, congrats - turns out I'm in very good company :)

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  2. Hey that's excellent! I've never reached the final judge. Grumble...

    You deserve it, Charlie.

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  3. Send it to me Charlie. I want to read it.

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  4. That's awesome! Congratulations!!

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  5. so close, so close! just to make it there is pretty flippin' awesome! :)

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  6. Wick is great. So wonderful, so kind. They gave me a plant when I did a reading. Stick with it. You can say it one more time, what you don't like. Let me hear it one more time, then...

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  7. congrats.

    I knew Robert Wick at Kent State years ago. he & his brother startd the whole thing in memory of their sons. Bob is a sculptor & lives in Arizona now.

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  8. Charles: Very good news. You are knockin' on the door!

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  9. Congratulations, Charlie! Soon, soon ...

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  10. Definitely< a good portent!! Congratulations and hang in there . . . just a matter of time.

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  11. Congrats. Fingers crossed. Etc.

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  12. Great news, Charles. I'm happy to hear it!

    Alison

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  13. Yay! A very good sign!

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  14. Holy mother! Congrats, Charliebird. And that on the heels of the chapbook's first (and second, and third) place.

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  15. Congratulations!

    LDC <---has faith in good poetry, fooey on foetry!

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  16. Last night I dreamt we did a reading together, we both wore the same glasses. I can feel the book Charlie, it is there. So very proud of you.

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  17. You're a star! Congratulations! :-)

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  18. that is super cool.
    however.
    whats with horseshoe guy?

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  19. "Close only counts in horseshoes, bombs, and handgrenades."

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