Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bad Bad Blogger

I keep thinking to myself--maybe this week I'll post something. Then I get sucked into work, or new poems, or Facebook and nothing happens. I'm not even really gardening this year--mainly weeding and maintaining what I've got growing already.

BUT--I do have some news. My chapbook won the Robin Becker Contest in the category for poets without a chapbook already. You can read more here. The release date is February 15, 2009. I am careening back and forth between numb and excited. It's been a crazy day and a half since I got word.

7 comments:

Keith Woodruff said...

RJ! That's fantastic. Big ass congratulations my friend.

RJGibson said...

Thanks Keith!

Brent Goodman said...

That's awesome news! And at 7 Kitchens, your book is going to get so much loving attention, each one hand crafted. I can't wait to read.

Collin Kelley said...

Congrats! Is this the manuscript you let me read some time ago?

RJGibson said...

Brent--Thanks. I know--I'm excited to have a book that'll get that much time and attention. Ron does a great job putting them together. The ones I have from 7 Kitchens are just lovely.

RJGibson said...

Collin-- Thanks. I think there are maybe 3 or 4 poems that survived that initial stab. The rest are all fairly new.

BTW--I got Ginger's chapbook in the mail and it's lovely. Fantastic poems.

Collin Kelley said...

Very cool. Congrats again. Ginger's book is indeed lovely.