Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wow wow wow wow Unbelievable
The Wow award nominations for poetry and that other funny writing thing that isn't poetry are out.
Some familiar names in there. Tom Dredge, who is one of the highly-talented Boyne Writers crew, is in there and deservedly so.
The lovely Eleanor Hooker, one of the movers and shakers behind Dromineer, is also in there. This has been something of a red letter year so far for Eleanor. She got her Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity just the other week, she was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and now a WOW nomination.
Seamus Harrington is a name I've seen before. He crops up regularly. I think we were both shortlisted for Attleborough a couple of years ago.
And of course Miceal Kearney, the poet farmer from somewhere out in East Galway is there. I've met him before at Baffle and he has a brilliant imagination!
Apologies to everyone else on the list. The fact that I don't know you is more down to my lack of reading!!
I'm in there too, but only because I accidentally left €60 in the envelope with my submission.