So hey, I’ve recently been informed that I’m the winner of the 2009 Ellen La Forge Poetry Prize (formerly the Grolier Prize). I entered six of my astronomy poems from last year’s NaPoWriMo and I’m still a bit shocked over the whole thing.
The editor of the Ellen La Forge Poetry Prize Annual informed me that my poems were a “unanimous choice,” which is, apparently, unusual. Everything about this has been a surprise to me. Needless to say, I was thrilled. And I get money, which is astonishing for poetry. I’m trying to work out how much I made per poem, but any sort of math that involves numbers larger than two confounds me. Which is why I became a writer in the first place, of course. 😉
PS- several friends were kind enough to do the math for me and one informed me that I earned a repeater number per poem. Which is cool. This is why I have friends. I would never be able to tip properly if I didn’t.