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Spring Conference News

The 2009 NCWN Spring Conference is only two days away.  Registration is still open, but please note that all of our fiction workshops are now full.

Meanwhile, in this morning’s Shelf Awareness I saw some good news for the keynote speaker from last year’s Spring Conference:

“Linda Gregg won the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize, which honors “an American poet of exceptional talent who has published at least one book of recognized literary merit but has not yet received major national acclaim,” according to Poets & Writers magazine, which sponsors the prize. Gregg’s books, including her most recent collection, All of It Singing, are published by Graywolf Press.

“The judges for this year’s award–Brenda Hillman, Edward Hirsch and Charles Simic–described Gregg’s poems as ‘charting human emotion at its most risky, leading the reader at times into a metaphysical or mystical utterance, and at times into a plain-spoken observation of a human world. Her poems are wise and beautiful.'”

Congratulations, Linda.