It is my pleasure to inform you that you received honorable mention in the 30 Poems in 30 Days contest! This year’s contest was very competitive, so you have every reason to be extremely proud of your accomplishment.
You will receive a year of free workshops and CWC merchandise. You will also receive tickets to the Utah Arts Festival to read a selection from your submission. Please contact me to arrange a pick-up for your prizes.
I was also able to track down the information you requested on the photo prompt. I retrieved it from Wikimedia commons. Here is the link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alice_Liddell_2.jpg
Again, congratulations! Your submissions were beautiful."
SO FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! They gave a winner and honorable mention... I'm hoping I know the winning poet... that would make it twice as nice. I have to admit, it was a lot of work, and this makes it definitely worthwhile. And now I can site the art appropriately .
The literature stage at the Utah Arts Fest seats about 30 - 50 and its outside so people sometimes gather around. My guess is for an awards ceremony it will be closer to 30, but depends on who is on before and after. They do readings, slams, and improv on the same stage. It's in Salt Lake City and runs 4 days. It's a big event. I've read two other times. It's pretty amazing
I know that writing is about the art but it sure feels good to receive recognition for it. You deserve the accolades Trish. With all that you do for others you have created something wonderful for yourself. Your own Secret Window. Such a beautiful reference and Depp had to go and ruin it for all time. Let's make that Secret Garden. Much better reference. Where was I? Oh yea, Congrats Trish. I'm kinda jealous. Like when someone brings a bag of crack into the hallway at the abandoned crack house and every one starts fining over it. Sure they act all happy for you but in reality if they had the chance they would twist your head backwards in a darkened part of the house and leave your body for the rats to nibble on while they stood in a puddle of piss under the basement stairwell and blew smoke rings to your memory. Of course I'm just assuming these sorts of things go on in such a place. I would never be caught in a place like that again.
There is a certain quality to your work. Your imagination coupled with you learned professionalism adds a lift to your poems. This is recognizable to those in the art of writing. Which is why I probably make jokes about it and never really add anything of value. I may not be able to comment on your techniques but I do know if I enjoy them or not. So I say this.... I really enjoy reading your poems through to the end, not like other poems where my leg starts to shake and I put my head in my hands and peek though my fingers and say,"Oh God, oh God, oh God, please let it end!"
Sometimes I wonder what leads you to some of your topics @Forgewright :). Either way, I am very flattered by your comments and hope to someday, somehow, erase the vivid picture of a crackhouse and crazy addicts taking each other out... a fair trade no doubt.
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Earlier this week they posted the winners on their web site and the person who took 1st place ahead of me is a friend from my Advanced Poetry class last semester. So I emailed my professor and gave him the news and he sent it to our university's publicity department, so there may be an article in some paper or something in my future. Also, I contacted my friend and we are both now twice as excited to read at the arts fest. I also told the gal that's been running the contest and she offered to print some chapbooks of my work, even though they were originally only going to print them for the winner... but she seems to love my work just as much, so I am very flattered. She even asked if I had some art I'd like to put on the cover, and so I sent her a photograph my daughter took of a sunflower... which I think is quite lovely. At any rate... I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing the books and to reading with a fellow poet! Amazed that out of all the entries across the state we swept the awards!!!
@tlhopkinson. You always seem so excited but I'm never surprised. Getting your work out there is the only way to let others know what we know already.
I someday hope to say,"I knew her when..."
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