Wednesday, February 09, 2005

2004 Aldrich Poetry Competition Winners Announced

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2004 Annual Aldrich Poetry Competition. They are Suzanne Frischkorn of Ansonia, Connecticut and Judith Valente of Chicago, Illinois. Our juror Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winner, selected the manuscripts, which will be published in the fifth volume of The Aldrich Poetry Competition chapbook series.

We are currently organizing a reading and book signing at The Aldrich Contemporary with Ms. Frischkorn and Ms. Valente. Ms. Oliver has been invited to introduce the winning poets. A reception and book signing will follow the readings. Further details will be announced soon. Please check this page for the date and time of the reading.

33 comments:

Wendy Wisner said...

SUZANNE! This is amazing, amazing news! I'm just so thrilled for you. I want more details! What MS? Where will the reading be? OH MY GOD! Great, great.

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! Sounds like Mary Oliver likes you as much as you like her. Nice when that happens.

Whimsy said...

Terrific news, Suzanne! Congratulations, dear.

Oliver de la Paz said...

CALLOOH CALLAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

Congratulations, Suzanne!

early hours of sky said...

I believe my dear that the Universe just answered. I am so very, very happy for you.

Radish King said...

WHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEHOOOOOO!

A. D. said...

That definitely beats a resounding "maybe". . .

Congratulations!

Charles said...

Hey, you!!!!!!!

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it!

Amy Unsworth said...

Congratulations Suzanne. That's fantastic news. May your year be filled with many more such announcements!

Jennifer said...

Suzanne, I could not be more thrilled for you -- SPECTACULAR news! I'm grinning from ear to ear...very well done indeed.

Jen

steve mueske said...

Suzanne, this is awesome news! We knew it had to happen sooner or later (see, you are not *just* a chapbook poet).

Steve

Suzanne said...

Wow. Look at all this *Love*! You guys, are amazing. Thank you so much for celebrating with me. I am still kind-of stunned and have made a date with friends to celebrate by eating ice-cream sundaes (yummmmmmmm).

And I guess, you're right Steve, *lol* Now, I'm an award-winning chapbook poet. ;-)

Thanks again, everyone. Hugs & Kisses to All!

jeannine said...

Kick-ass, girl! This is awesome. Your work definitely deserves all the praise/awards/etc that are forthcoming. Rock on!
PS - post a link where we can buy a copy of your award-winning chapbook when they come out!

Ron said...

Congrats!

Ron Silliman

shanna said...

I'm late to the party, but cheering just as loudly. Hooray for you. Congratulations, and of course, do let us know how to get our hands on the chapbook when it's out!

32poems said...

I'm also late to the party. CONGRATULATIONS! What exciting news. Have fun with those sundaes.
dba

Kells said...

Suzanne--

CONGRATS!! Yes, I think the universe has officially upgraded your "maybe" to a definite YES!

Great news! Celebrate hard!

best,
Kelli

aimee said...

woo hoo--Mary Oliver is one of my personal goddesses of poetry! congrats--what fabulous news!!

Ivy said...

Yay! Yaaaaayyyyyy! Well done, you! Champagne all around!

LKD said...

Congratulations, Zanne!

Where's the line start to get my paws on a signed copy?

What good, good news!

Now, what was that the universe replied?

A resounding: YES!!!!!!!

Woohoo! Go, you!

Laurel

Daniel Nester said...

Rock on, Suzanne. Great news.

Stuart Greenhouse said...

Suzanne,

Congratulations, that's wonderful!

Suzanne said...

I'm speechless. Thank you all for your generous cheers, hoots, hollers and kind words....sundaes for everyone! xo :-)

paula said...

BRAVO! or as we say here. BRAVA!!!
Excellent news.

paula said...

Mary Oliver: have always loved her. Now one more reason for her excellent taste in choosing the manuscripts.

Peter said...

Yeah Suzanne:
Three chapbooks! Now you are a "triple threat." Yoo-hoo! Peter

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much, Paula and Peter! :-)

A.R.B. said...

Congratulations, Suzanne. It was bound to happen. THREE GREAT CHEERS FOR YOU!!!

Alberto

Ana Bozicevic-Bowling said...

Congrats! ... and Hi.

Jilly said...

yay congrats!

Suzanne said...

Another round of sundaes for everyone! Thanks so much Alberto, Ana, and Jilly. This has been a great virtual celebration! What the hell? Another round of hugs and kisses, too. :-)

gina said...

Marvelous! Congratulations, Suzanne.

All blessings,

Gina

Suzanne said...

Thank you, Gina! :-)