Monday, August 01, 2005

Forward Poetry Prize shortlists

I posted last month about the wonders of usenet poetry. Now, most online and real-life poets who have met the newsgroups - and in particular the poetry newsgroups - seem to think that the people frequenting such venues are vermin, deserving nothing beyond contempt.

I can't understand how anyone could form such an opinion ...

Nevertheless: good news! a.a.p.c regular Jim Sheard recently had the pleasure of announcing that his first poetry collection - Scattering Eva - has been shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Foundation's Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection.

Jim has been a longstanding loiterer around a.a.p.c. and is the current guardian of the sacred faq pages. I wish him all the best in his scramble to fame and fortune.

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