Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize 2006

I start off my blogcarnation with good news. My good news (lol).

Last week came with the announcement that I have been awarded a (2006) Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize.

The prize awards between $1,000 and $25,000 annually for the finest lyric poems celebrating the spirit of life, written by poets under 40.

I won a $1,000 prize for my poem VISITING THE YELLOW RIVER.

I consider this my first Poetry Prize*

*Last year, my poem LIFE SCIENCES, earned me a "Noteworthy Poet" selection in the 2006 Castello di Duino poetry competition (plus publication in the competition anthology, translation of my poem to Italian, and a recording of the poem on audio CD); but the Dorothy Rosenberg is my first "win", if you get my drift...


Tayo said...

Men, Congrats! We go share the money o!

Anonymous said...

Tolu Ogunlesi... what a small world it is... so small infact that we lived under the same roof and went to the same secondary school... guess who it is?

BOA said...

Dear Anonymous,
1)we went to the same SS
2)we lived under the same roof
3)it's a small world (meaning we have been out of touch for ages!)

which of these applies to you? (First Name.Surname)


Vera Ezimora said...


Where's the party?

Christian Writer said...

Remember the people that have been with you, egging and spurring you on this your writing journey. Not mentioning names but remember us in your kingdom. Ahem.

Just kidding. Well done! And welcome back to the blogging world. Good to hear from you again.

Nilla said...


Talatu-Carmen said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

^The Beautiful Mind^ said...

I just entered that contest today hopefully I will be receivng great news like you did...

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