Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Grub Street Book Prize -- so close!

"We are thrilled to announce that Linda Gregg has won the first Grub Street Book Prize in Poetry for her collection In the Middle Distance (Graywolf Press, 2006). Gregg is the author of five previous poetry collections, including Things and Flesh and Too Bright To See. A poet of international acclaim, Linda Gregg has taught at the University of Iowa, Columbia University, and the University of California at Berkeley. She currently lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University.

This year's contest attracted many excellent and worthy submissions, and we were honored to read so much great and varied work. We would also like to congratulate our two wonderful finalists: G. C. Waldrep for Disclamor (BOA Editions, Fall 2007) and Peter Pereira's What's Written on the Body (Copper Canyon, 2007)." (from the website)

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Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!

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Thought for the day: Why follow your bliss when you can follow your folly?

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8 comments:

jeannine said...

Congrats on getting so close!

Radish King said...

WOW!

ps. Those idiots.

Justin Evans said...

That is really something!

RJGibson said...

Congrats Peter!

Anne said...

Your book is keeping some good company there -- congratulations! It's such a good book & deserves the accolades.

Collin said...

Congrats, Peter. "What's Written..." continues to amaze me on several subsequent reads. It deserves every honor.

Suzanne said...

Congrats!!!

Pamela said...

Congratulations, Peter!

PS: WORD VERIFICATION: pptoil.