Monday, August 31, 2009

Big News Monday

The big news is Martìn Espada chose my manuscript, Requiem for the Orchard as the 2009 Akron Poetry Prize winner. The book is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2010!

Here's the link: Akron Poetry Prize

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Thanks to all of you for putting up with my poem-a-day marathons in August. 3/4ths of the poems in the manuscript have arisen from this exercise.

14 comments:

Gary L. McDowell said...

Congratulations, Oliver! Excellent and exciting news. I'll be looking forward to the book.

Karen J. Weyant said...

Wow!! Big congrats!

Seth Abramson said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Best wishes,
Seth

Anonymous said...

Awesome news Oliver! What's gonna be on this cover? What's the title?! :) Nancy

Justin Evans said...

Congratulations! This is fantastic news for you!

Leslie said...

Wahoo, ODLP! I'm loving the recent books from the series. I look forward to reading the book as soon as it is out!

Lee Herrick said...

Congratulations, Oliver! Awesome news. Can't wait to read it.

Lee Herrick said...

Great news! Congratulations, Oliver.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congrats!

Oliver de la Paz said...

Thanks you guys! I'm very honored and excited!

Collin Kelley said...

Very exciting. Congrats!

January said...

Woo hoo! Congrats, and thanks for posting your poems in August.

Oscar Bermeo said...

Felicidades, Oliver.

Wendy Wisner said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!