Friday, June 22, 2007

2007 SIBA Book Award for Poetry

I'm grateful that Keep and Give Away has been selected for this year's SIBA Book Award for Poetry. This honor, presented by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, goes not only to my book but to its publisher, the University of South Carolina Press, as well. Much gratitude, too, to the South Carolina Poetry Initiative, which sponsors the book prize that enabled the book to be published.

Congratulations to the other category winners, whose company I'm honored to be in:

Fiction--Thirteen Moons, by Charles Frazier (Random House Trade)
Nonfiction--Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, by Charles J. Shields (Henry Holt & Co.)
Children's--Alabama Moon, by Watt Key (Farrar Strauss Giroux)
Cookbook--I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, by Amy Sedaris (Warner Books)

I'm looking forward to attending the Book Awards luncheon at the SIBA Trade Show in Atlanta on September 28.

Thank you to SIBA, USC Press, and the SC Poetry Initiative. Learn more about them at their sites:

University of South Carolina Press
South Carolina Poetry Initiative

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