Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Frogmore Poetry Prize 2006

OMG. Someone pinch me awake. Just received a congratulations e-mail from The Frogmore Papers editor.

THE FROGMORE POETRY PRIZE 2006

Announcement of the result of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2006, sponsored by the Frogmore Foundation and adjudicated by Ros Barber.

The Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2006 is awarded to Arlene Ang of Spinea, Italy for her poem THE 23rd SECRET LOVE POEM. She receives the sum of two hundred guineas and a life subscription to The Frogmore Papers.

The first runner-up is Michael Wyndham of London for his poem KNOW YOUR ENEMY. He receives the sum of seventy-five guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.

The second runner-up is Angela France of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire for her poem REJECTING GRAVITY. She receives the sum of fifty guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.

Other poems shortlisted were:

SANDALS — Arlene Ang
HOME COMING — Tom Collingridge
REDEMPTION — Charles Evans
DOCKER'S UMBRELLA — Copeland Smith
AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED — Anne Stewart
COMING TO LIGHT — Gina Wilson
THE DREWSTER — Howard Wright

Ooooooooooooh.

I even got a second poem shortlisted. It's freaky, so freaky that I've just got to do my purple banana dance right here, right now. Wooooooheeeeeeeee!!

15 comments:

Ivy said...

Congratulations, Arlene!

SarahJ said...

holy shit! aw, honey, congratulations! i hear the prosecco popping.
smile! sarah

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

That’s great news -- though I’m not surprised at all, Arlene. Best to you.

Arlene said...

thanks everyone! such a great surprise.

my brain just popped, i think, sarah. hee.

a.

Cheryl said...

Great news!!!!!

nate said...

Congrats, A... definitely calls for a good banana dance!!!

Collin said...

What's the excahnge rate on fifty guineas these days? :)

Congrats, Arlene!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

WHOOOO-HOOOOO!!! Arlene, you totally rock. I'm doing my own banana dance right along with you, I'm so excited. Congratulations!

megalopoet said...

WOW! um. WOW! big whOOps and all!!!
you is some fine thang miss ang!

Shanna Germain said...

Hurray, hurray! Huge congrats. That totally rocks...you're my inspiration :)

s.

Jude Goodwin said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOO ! You da bomb, girl !!!!

A big congratulations from Canada. How exciting !!

Jude

Arlene said...

thanks everyone! booze and hugs for all.

haha, have no idea, collin. i even had to look up "guinea" in the dictionary. **blush**

love your new pic, jude!

a.

Rob Mackenzie said...

Well done!

A lifetime subscription sounds good too. Here's hoping you live a very long time.

Rob

michi said...

woo-hooo!!!!! yesyesyes!!! you rock!

and how many guinea-pigs will that buy you?

m

Christopher T. George said...

Hello Arlene

Many congratulations and well deserved!!!

All my best

Chris