Wednesday, April 04, 2007

My First Book

Here's my big news. I'm stupid excited about it: Paul Hoover picked my manuscript as the winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry. My first book, BRENDA IS IN THE ROOM AND OTHER POEMS, will be published this coming November by the Center for Literary Publishing, who have brought out first books by a whole slew of great writers, among them Steven Burt, G.C. Waldrep and Rusty Morrisson, and who also publish Colorado Review. I'm just really excited and honored and blown away. I think Hoover is a strange and wonderful writer (with whom I have no acquaintance), and I'm just amazed and honored that he picked my book.

Also, check out CARRIER WAVE by Jaswinder Bolina, who won the prize last year. It's a good book...

13 comments:

morescotch said...

Congratulations Craig!

mdpdb said...

Congrats, Craig! :)
- Michael

Andrea Baker said...

Many many congratualtions, Craig.

Craig Morgan Teicher said...

Thanks!

Paul Sweeney said...

That is just brilliant! Its amazing to have your first book published. what a journey. Congratulations.

Matthew Thorburn said...

Hey, that's great news, Craig. And a great series to be in. I'm looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations!

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! Great news.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congratulations!

Ivy said...

Congratulations on your first book! :-)

greg rappleye said...

Craig:

Congratulations! That's a wonderful series and a terrific prize.

Lee Herrick said...

Congratualtions, Craig. This is great news...and I wish you the very best with it. Cheers.

merrill said...

We should celebrate with mad buckets, dude.

paolomanalo said...

Well done, Craig. Congratulations.