Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Dance! Foreword Book of the Year Prize for Poetry!


I just learned my book Letters From the Emily Dickinson Room  just won Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Prize in Poetry (and the Gold prize with Rebecca Foust's book, God, Seed).

I'll post more about it next week, but wanted to share it here with you.  Thank you for all being so supportive about this book.  Truly, when it came out, I was so worried how it would be received. I am truly honored to have been chosen for this.

xo
~Kells

16 comments:

  1. Just terrific, Kelli. Congratulations!

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  2. How exciting for you!

    I finally got a copy of your book through amazon, so I can see why.

    I think the most powerful inspirations aren't the ones that compel you to create, but the ones that compel you to share. And "What The Universe Makes Of Lingerie" was the kind of poem that I had to show to a few friends.

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  3. Congratulations, Kelli! Fantastic news and so well-deserved. I'm happy-dancing with you!

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  4. Thank you all! I've been aglow all day.

    And Shawnte, thank you so much for your note. That's one of my favorite poems to read at poetry readings. It was inspired because I was reading an article about black holes and had a Victoria's Secret catalog on my desk. ;-)

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  5. Big Congrats! I will do a happy dance for you too!

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  6. YIPPPEEE! That's so wonderful! Congrats to you!!!

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  8. Such an extraordinary book deserves at least 2 awards! Dance on Kelli!

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  9. Yay! Great news! Congratulations, Kelli, it is a well-deserved honor, for a wonderful book.

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  10. Champagne and cake! Congratulations--how wonderful.

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  11. Thanks Karen, Anjie, Peter, Michael, & Hannah--

    I still have my dancing shoes on. I know this feeling will pass, but right now, I'm in the middle of my own personal watusi!

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  12. Yahoo! Congrats Kelli. A well deserved honor.

    *hugs!*

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  13. I am late, but congratulations! I will have champagne and cake in your honor for breakfast!

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  14. Congratulations, Kelli, you and the book more than deserve it.

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  15. January, Kristin & Boyd--- THanks! And I love the champagne & cake for breakfast, how it should be. ;-)

    Appreciate it!

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