Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Really happy news

I just got word that I am this year's winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship in Poetry at the Fine Arts Work Center! This covers the tuition for the workshop I am taking there in July. I'm absolutely thrilled, and so grateful to get such strong encouragement for my work from an organization I think the world of. (Okay, that's not grammatical, but it's late and I've had what we in the poetry business call "an extremely long-ass day.")

When I read the email, I kind of shrieked and scared the cats. I am still bouncing in my chair and giggling a little bit.

Y'all have no idea how badly I needed some good news -- this is just incredibly well-timed. I don't think I could be any happier if I'd won American Idol. :)

36 comments:

aka Leonardo Likes Gulls said...

Anne!!! That's terrific! Congratulations!

Don't you just love news that physically moves you! Congrats!

Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Lyle Daggett said...

Wowie and congratulations, Anne!

And yes, you're right, it actually should be "...an organization of which I think the world."

Umm... well, okay, maybe "...an organization the world of which I think."

Or maybe... oh never mind.

"An extremely long-ass day" is, however, quite correct.

;~)

Ivy said...

Congratulations, Anne! That's wonderful! Yay, you star! :-)

Suzanne said...

Wonderful news Anne!! Congratulations!!!

Pamela said...

I'm thrilled for you! This is well deserved.

Garbo said...

Yahoo! They know talent when they see it. Congratulations, Anne!

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! Who better to win an award named for Shahid than you... He was a kind and generous man, a poet you would have liked.

Jilly said...

Yay!

Laura Li Ziegler said...

Wonderful news!!!!! Congratulations!

Radish King said...

WOWOWOWOW!

Collin said...

Congrats, Anne!

Ginger Heatter said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Anne! I don't think they could have chosen anyone who would appreciate it more. I hope you see many whales this year!

Nick said...

Congrats on the good news!

Montgomery Maxton said...

way to go anne!

greg rappleye said...

Anne:

That is so excellent!

Congratulations!

Sheryl said...

Woo Hoo! This is awesome!!!!

Watch the whales for me!!!

Yay!!!!

jeannine said...

Congrats sweetie! Can't think of anyone who deserves it - or will enjoy it - more!

Oliver de la Paz said...

Awesome! Congrats!!!

cornshake said...

fabulousness!! and to think it was from the place i know you ADORE!!

Amanda Auchter said...

Congrats! You completely deserve it! Have a great time!

Artichoke Heart said...

Congratulations, Anne! I am just thrilled for you!!

William said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you!!! This is such exciting news!

Hugs!

William

Robert said...

I'm a bit late but ... congratulations!

Peter said...

Yay! Kudos!

I am feeling a book coming next for you.
xop

firstcitybook said...

Congratulations, Anne.! Have fun in P-town.

Laine said...

YAY! Big congrats. What great news! I hope the cats didn't plot any retaliation - they can be so gruff when someone messes with their laid back poses.

Hope your mom's discomfort is easing.

Diane K. Martin said...

Hey, I know I posted my congrats, but I don't see them! So, BIG congrats from me. It's like this prize was made for you!

You so deserve it!

Anne said...

Yow, that's a lot of comments!! Thanks, everyone. I'm very pleased and yes, I will enjoy and appreciate it enormously!

And if the poetry thing doesn't work out, I'm learning a lot this week about physical therapy... maybe one of the few professions that causes as much discomfort as a bad poetry reading. *grin* (Mom's home and recuperating, though it's incredibly hard work.)

bill said...

Is it too late to say "Congrats!" Anne? That is terrific news.

David V said...

Late to the party, as always, but happy for you nonetheless. I'm sure you'll make most excellent use of the opportunity!

(and side-kudos to Lyle for the grammar work above!)

Laura C. said...

YAHOO! Terrific, Anne! Congrats!

Robin said...

Woo hoo! That's fantastic!

Jessie Carty said...

adding to the pile of congrats

CONGRATS!

Anne said...

Thanks, everyone! Good news is definitely more fun when you get to share it. :)

jenni said...

WOW! Congratulations!!!

That's terrific.

Anne said...

Thanks, Jenni!