Monday, April 30, 2007

Dis & Dat

The 2007 Poet Laureate Of The Amy King . Kudos to her. Yours truly ended up in 11th place - which seems just about right considering the caliber of my fellow candidates. Thanks to those of you that voted for me & all the other worthy poets.

NaPoWriMo - I discovered that, when under timeline constraints I couldn't write myself out of a paper bag. Some of the poems that I posted this month were downright abysmal. Still I had fun and broke out of a writer's block that had been going on for some time. Now the trick is to stop writing at the drop of a hat. ...Oops there goes another one.

Erin Bertram is this year's winner of Thorngate Road's Frank O'Hara Award Chapbook Competition! Past winners being: Brent Goodman, Aaron Smith, Stacey Waite, & Charles Jensen.

A sobering thought from Suzanne's blog: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."



Robert said...

Good for you for breaking out of a rut by any means necessary.

shann said...

well I voted for you- I'm telling everyone that.

Nick said...


It wasn't pretty but I got the job done!


Thanks for the vote of confidence. It means a lot to this poet.

Collin said...

Glad you broke out of the writer's block. I'm actually very impressed by all the poets who participated in NaPoWriMo. The very idea made me want to curl up into the fetal position.

If nothing else, the nomination for Poet Laureate brought more traffic to your blog...I know it did to mine. It was fun.

Nick said...

Collin, you ran a good race. Congrats on that....& Yes the publicity did bring readers to my blog that normally wouldn't be here. All in all quite the experience!

John Ashbery Fan said...


I enjoy your blog and am happy to have run 'ye olde race' with you ....

More than anything, it was fun meeting new folks and having unexpected visitors in the process.



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Nick said...


You make a great Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. Congrats again on being elected. I hate losing but this is one of the easiest losses I've ever suffered. Anyway, I'm still trying to catch my second wind from participating in NaPoWriMo. Imagine... some NaPoWriMo poets are just starting to warm up . ;-)