Thursday, July 16, 2009
Nelson wins NIMROD Pablo Neruda Prize
Doctoral student Mike Nelson has won this year's prestigious NIMROD Pablo Neruda Prize for his poem "Acacia." His poem was selected from among 784 poetry submissions and chosen by contest judge poet Marie Howe. Nelson will be awarded $2,000 and the publication of his poem in the fall issue of NIMROD. He will be brought to the Nimrod Writers Conference in Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony and will teach a poetry workshop at the conference. Nelson's poem "Light Sonnet for the Lover of a Dark," was published in THE PENGUIN BOOK OF THE SONNET.