Monday, June 04, 2007

What neat news!

This came in today's email. I'm surprised and pleased. This poem had a lot of personal meaning to me, so the honor was even more special.

Announcing May 2007 Peer Award for Best Poem of the Issue
To the members of Boxcar Poetry Review


Neil Aitken

Today at 2:16am
Reply
After tallying the votes, we are pleased to report that Pris Campbell's "Undertow" is our Peer Award winner for Best Poem in the May 2007 issue. She will be receiving $25 and a "gold star" for her efforts :)

Peer Award Winner
"Undertow" - Pris Campbell

Runners Up
"Oneiromancy" - Doug Ramspeck
"North Carolina By Greyhound: First Christmas After the Funeral" - Joe Wilkins

Once again it has been an honor to showcase all of your work -- we've heard many wonderful comments from readers and contributors regarding the poems in this particular issue. If you haven't already, take some time and reread these excellent poems at Boxcar Poetry Review ( www.boxcarpoetry.com)

Best wishes,
Neil Aitken, Editor
Boxcar Poetry Review

17 comments:

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Congratulations, Pris, for "Undertow's" selection for the Boxcar's Best Poem Award. An excellent and deserving choice.

sparrow said...

that is awesome! my favorite part is the gold star. i haven't ever gotten one of those!

sparrow said...

me again... i just read your post that included the dream stuff and the recovered memory work you did. it's nice to find a friend who has worked with recovered memory. sometimes i feel like the only one who has discovered abuse that way... now i am not so lonely in that world! and, an interesting tidbit: the only recurring dream i have ever had went away when i discovered the abuse. apparently it was directly related! sorry this is so late in the posting, but, still, thanks for sharing!

Pris said...

Sam....thank you!

Sparrow..yes, I'll treasure the gold star:-)

How interesting that you had exactly the same experience I did with the recurring dream and the recovered memory. No, not so alone now.

polona said...

congrats, pris.
sorry i haven't been around much lately... busy times in different ways

DeadMule said...

Congratulations, Pris. I'm so happy for you. Helen

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

well do you,
my vey best wishes to you and all your friends and family

Annie

pepektheassassin said...

Congratulations!

Pris said...

Thanks, all of you!

Lee Herrick said...

Congratulations, Pris. What a nice honor! Well-deserved....

Collin said...

Great poem. A highly deserved honor.

Pris said...

Hi Lee and Collin...thanks!:-)

Poems N. Songs said...

Congratulations :)

Pat Paulk said...

Way to go Pris!!!

Michael Parker said...

COngratulations again, Pris!!!!

Brian Campbell said...

Good stuff!!!

Pris said...

Thanks! I was pleased:-)