Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Right on time

I figure some of you have by now begun to think it was all an elaborate prank, smoke and mirrors, just plain fiction, but at long last I can tell you all about my book.

Notes for My Body Double was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. That link isn't updated as I'm writing this; I'm told there's a delinquent bio note yet to come in.

But the point is I can go public with it now. The hold-up was due to extra tough competition over on the fiction side of the contest. That's resolved, however, and here we are.

Notes for My Body Double will likely appear in the fall of 2007, published by the University of Nebraska Press

I'm thrilled beyond belief.

Update: the page is up now, with info about the fiction winner and the runner-up's.

45 comments:

cK said...

Congrats, kid. And thanks for keeping your writing life in the public eye online. Your feverish approach is inspiring, as is your hunger for criticism. Write, and write well.
-cK

Paul said...

Thanks, man.

Montgomery Maxton said...

I can't wait to read it!

Paul said...

2007, MM.

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! We all knew it would work out well.

Anne said...

Fabulous news, Paul -- congratulations!

Paul said...

Danke!

jeannine said...

Yay, Paul! Those guys picked a great book!

Diane K. Martin said...

It's obviously a prize winner, as it's essentially won two contests. Congratulations!

Oliver de la Paz said...

Bravo, Paul! I can't wait to read it!

Paul said...

I'm not worthy....;)

Ginger Heatter said...

Congratulations, Paul!

Paul said...

Thanks, Ginger....

jenni said...

Congrats!

Amanda Auchter said...

How amazing! What a great prize -- much congrats!

Lee Herrick said...

exciting news---congratulations.

Peter said...

Yay, congrats! Looking forward to the book. And I hope you will be able to meet my friend Kathleen Flenniken, who won last year. She is amazing.

Lisa B. said...

In an earlier post you mentioned the U of IL Press, of which I am a part. I'm also a friend o' Betsy's, and the cK. (And a former member of the Twin Cities Mafia, and a Saluki, but who's counting, really.) I've been lurking at your blog. I'm lame! But you rule. Congrats.

shann said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful news!!!!!

I'm so glad I checked blogs before taking off to West Virginia University to do a workshop with David Wojahn!!!

see ya after the 29th!

Artichoke Heart said...

Congratulations, Paul! That's wonderful (and well-deserved) news . . . I love your first book, and will be really looking forward to Notes!

Anonymous said...

PAAAAAUUUUUULLLLLLLL!!!!!! Congratulations, baby! I saw the website and jumped up and down, clapped my hands and screeched! (Well, on the inside. I'm at a library & don't wish to be thrown out for my oversized childlike reaction to the great news.) I look forward to finally seeing this baby in print!

Metta/Lydia

Anonymous said...

PAAAAAUUUUUULLLLLLLL!!!!!! Congratulations, baby! I saw the website and jumped up and down, clapped my hands and screeched! (Well, on the inside. I'm at a library & don't wish to be thrown out for my oversized childlike reaction to the great news.) I look forward to finally seeing this baby in print!

Metta/Lydia

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Congratulations Paul. That's great for you.

Justin Evans said...

Wonderful news! You don't know me from anyone, but I think it's great.

Daniel Nester said...

Good going and great news! Much deserved.

Paul said...

A guy goes to bed and there's a zillion well-wishers! Thanks, all.

Peter: I emailed Kathleen last week. She seems really nice.

Lisa B: I got a nice note from Laurence Lieberman when I submitted Notes to UI Press back in February. I appreciated it.

Lydia: Library silence rules be damned!

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

Huzzah! Well done!

Charles said...

You beat me!! ;) Congratulations, Paul!

Paul said...

I saw that on Kinemapoetics and felt bad.

Sandra said...

Congratulations! This is lovely--both in terms of the big score with Prairie Schooner, and in terms of the visible outpouring of love from the blogosphere. Leaves me feeling good about the state of poetry...and I, too, got a kind note from Laurence Lieberman not too long ago (as if he doesn't have better things to do)...I'm going to take that as a good omen.

Matthew Thorburn said...

Paul, congratulations! What a great home for your book. Look forward to reading it next year...

--Matt

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congratulations, Paul!

Penultimatina said...

Yay Paul! Congratulations!

steve mueske said...

Holy Shit, man! That's awesome news! So happy for you.

Nick said...

Bravissimo! Well done!

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Not too Shabby, Mr. Guest. Not too shabby at all....

Melanie said...

I can't wait to buy my copy. I love it when great people get great things.

Chad Simpson said...

Maybe I'll be the last to say...Congrats, Paul. Can't wait to read it.

Paul said...

Again, my thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesome news, Paul. Congrats.

As a reward, I still have the sixth season of the Sopranos (what's shown so far) as a reward, if you would like it.

-- bp

Paul said...

Sign me up, man...

Anonymous said...

told ya so!

-ab

Jake Adam York said...

And again, congrats.

Paul said...

Thanks, Jake!

David Bond said...

Congratulations, Paul! You deserve it. David