Wednesday, January 16, 2008

News, the happy kind

Got home last night after a very good (and very well-attended!) reading by Paul Muldoon, and found this nice news in my inbox:
Congratulations! Your poem "Swallowed" from Valparaiso Review was chosen by poet Chad Davidson to be included in the 2007 Best of the Net Anthology. It will be reprinted along with nineteen other poems and showcased for the next year on the Best of the Net website.

If you would like a current biography and/or contact information included, please send us an email with said information, and it will appear alongside the poem as of February 1, 2008.

Again, congratulations! And thank you for your continued support of online publishing.

Erin Elizabeth Smith
Managing Editor, Best of the Net
So that's pretty cool! My thanks to Ed Byrne, editor of Valparaiso Poetry Review, for nominating this poem. (Pop over to his blog for his reaction.) And to Chad Davidson, about whom I know absolutely nothing, for selecting it. (My first thought: I didn't know poets were allowed to be named "Chad"! I actually googled him and found a few poems I rather liked, so I'm going to get a book of his out of the library.)

Oh, and here's my poem, in case you didn't read it before but now that it's all award-winning and stuff you want to jump on the bandwagon, you fickle beast you. *grin*

Edited to add: Congratulations to Boxcar Poetry Review, with 3 poems included, No Tell Motel, with two and Locuspoint, also with two! Congrats especially to blog-neighbor Charles Jensen, whose No Tell poems I particularly enjoyed last year. My creepy little poem's keeping good company, methinks.


Sheryl said...

Congrats Anne! Chad is a nice guy and a terrific poet.

Reb said...

Sounds like good news all around! Congratulations.


A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

Huzzah! Well done, Anne!

RJGibson said...

Congratulashons! What a stunning poem...gloriously creepy!

Erin said...

A.J. beat me to the huzzah! but I'll say it anyway, because, really, who can have too many huzzahs?


Jessie Carty said...

snicker--i didn't know poets could be named chad--hehe..what's next aiden?

Seriously though, Chad's a good name! :)

Congrats Anne!

Amanda Auchter said...

Congrats! It's such a great poem -- I'm very excited for you!

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Diane Lockward said...

Well-deserved, Anne. It's a terrific poem!

Collin said...

Echoing all the other thoughts: congrats, fab poem!

You're a star!

Anne said...

Aww, thanks, everyone! Y'all are the best. :)

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Chad Davidson, Chad Prevost, Chad Sweeney, Chad Parmenter.

Congrats, Anne. :-P

Anne said...

Apparently my reading list has been deprived of Chads.

Thanks, Steven!