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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Congrats to Erin!

Clevelandpoetics was one of the three nominees for best blog at the Cleveland Literary Center's "All Lit Up" ceremony for the biennial "Lantern" literary awards. The awards ceremony just finished, with John Burroughs and me there to accept the award for Clevelandpoetics if we won....

Well, I regret to say that when the envelope was opened, Clevelandpoetics didn't win best blog... but I am thrilled to say that we lost to Rainy Day woman Erin O'Brien's blog, "The Erin O'Brien Owners Manual for Human Beings." If we have to lose, I think we can say that we lost to the very best. Erin's blog is funny, and insightful, and all in all a great read. I'm sure you all already read it, but if not, you should go there right now and add it to your bookmarks.

Congrats, Erin! Well deserved!

(Stay tuned for a post on the rest of the winners... )

2 comments:

Jesus Crisis said...

I agree! I've been a fan of Erin's work for several years now - even before I started my own blog. She's funny but never frivolous - prolific without sacrificing quality - versatile, engaging, and never ceases to amaze me. Well deserved indeed....

Erin O'Brien said...

You are too gracious, Geoffrey. Thank you and thank you and all of the contributors at Cleveland Poetics, as well as Karen Sandstrom, for making the competition tough and wonderful.

Jesus*, as always it's good to hear from you and with such kind words to boot.

*I SWEAR never tire of addressing you directly.

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau