grin

most poets/artists live on appreciation and critique from friends and family, and i am deeply thankful to all the comments i have received. rather extra chuffed, though, to hear that amnesty international (aotearoa new zealand) has recognised one of my poems, 'in your language, not mine', and might be publishing it in their next mag.


much thanks to poets Tim Heath and Helen Tionisio who chose the poem, and actress Elizabeth McRae who read it out on courage day. special thanks to the subversifpoet who submitted the poem in the first place!

i feel particularly glad that this is not a prize that is *only literary, so to speak.

grin.


8 comments:

Gauri Gharpure said...

A big congratulations!! this poem is really special..

Blind Dayze said...

Worth It!! and truly deserved..

but surely [even though prayingMantis' might pose problems] you dont have a problem hunting down food to live on.. :D

feddabonn said...

@gauri: much thanks! big grin.
@blind: thanks bro. you know how it is, with much hunger comes...lol

Marty Mars said...

Well done - you deserve the success

ruolngulworld said...

congratulations! well done! m sure this is the beginning of more to come.....

feddabonn said...

thanks marty and ruolngul!

i do hope there is more to come- i'd define success as having at *least one poem/picture/installation banned in at *least one country...

aduhi said...

clap clap clap... congrats.. that poem was really meaningful

feddabonn said...

thanks aduh!