Posted by: nebula61 | July 6, 2017

Rejections can be sweet…

My poetry chapbook “Voices from the Bonfire” made the finalist list in Thirty West Publishing House’s 2017 chapbook contest:

thirty west finalist

However, their critique of the manuscript let me down very easy!  I am going to frame it and post it by my writing desk for encouragement!  Thank you, Thirty West Editorial panel!

Excerpts:

These pieces are unique, fresh, and beautifully written. The muses here have constructed some unique narrative voices and superbly distinct pieces…” “Supremely creative.”

“…. one must be widely-read and knowledgeable of literary, artistic, and historical touchstones to fully catch all of the allusions here.”  “The unique thoughtfulness and dedicated execution of these pieces….”

“Not only is this magnificent on a conceptual level, but the beauty in the writing lies in its use of literary devices throughout. For instance, the internal rhythm and rhyme in “Guinevere to Arthur” is so seamless as to seem easily done…”

“…the level of intellectualism and foresight, the knowledge and exploratory nature of poetic structure and elements, and the skill and artistry in execution make this a great piece that any publishing company should be honored to print.”

 

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