Thursday, August 09, 2007

Congratulations John!

Seattle poet J.W. Marshall is the 2007 winner of the prestigious Field Poetry Prize from Oberlin College.

Marshall, 55, will receive $1,000 as well as publication of his first full-length collection. Oberlin University Press has scheduled March for release of his volume, titled "Meaning a Cloud."

Word of the award arrived the day after his longtime dog, Sandy, died. "There were a lot of emotions those two days," Marshall said, co-proprietor of Open Books, the poetry-only bookstore in Wallingford, with his wife and fellow poet, Christine Deavel.

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This is wonderful news, and well-deserved. (Though so sad about the dog!)

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1 comment:

Premium T. said...

Yes, this is indeed great news for John. Saw it in the PI this morning, and had the pleasure of passing the news on to Sean Bentley while brunching at their house!