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:

Maureen said...

Just terrific, Kelli. Congratulations!

shawnte said...

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.

Jeannine Hall Gailey said...

Congrats! Well-deserved!

Midge said...

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

Kells said...

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. ;-)

Karen J. Weyant said...

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

Anjie Kokan said...

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

Michael said...
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Michael said...

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

Peter said...

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

Hannah Stephenson said...

Champagne and cake! Congratulations--how wonderful.

Kells said...

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!

January said...

Yahoo! Congrats Kelli. A well deserved honor.

*hugs!*

Kristin said...

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

Boyd W. Benson said...

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

Kells said...

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

Appreciate it!

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