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Gemini Poetry Open Award 2011

March 7, 2011

Received some wonderful news – I’ve won the Gemini Magazine Poetry Open Award. Gemini Magazine is a quality American short story and poetry magazine and I was honoured to have my poem ‘The Lazarus Dream’ chosen in first place in their 2011 Poetry Open Award. You can check out the site, poem and background to the poem here.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Brian Kirk permalink
    March 7, 2011 1:47 pm

    Great poem David! Really powerful stuff, but pitched just so also

  2. March 7, 2011 3:14 pm

    Thanks Brian. Lovely to hear from you – hope you are well!

  3. March 7, 2011 3:56 pm

    Congrats! That’s a cracker – feels like its been around a long time. To me, that’s a sign of a good one.

  4. March 7, 2011 4:20 pm

    Hi Padhraig, thanks for that. I appreciate it. I’m glad you liked it!

  5. Pete permalink
    March 7, 2011 5:13 pm

    Yup, you hadn’t had much good news for a fortnight, so it’s long overdue! My God, Dave, your star is in a serious state of ascendancy – well done, brilliant news!

  6. Niamh permalink
    March 7, 2011 6:36 pm

    Fantastic news David, Congrats, the poem felt very true, a great achievement.

  7. March 7, 2011 10:55 pm

    Thanks Niamh, you’re very kind. Hope all is well with you.

  8. March 7, 2011 11:05 pm

    Lol – thanks Pete.

  9. March 7, 2011 11:37 pm

    Ooh, brilliant stuff – seems almost like song lyrics, for someone suitably raspy-voiced. 😉 Congrats!

  10. March 8, 2011 12:08 am

    Hi Eimear, thanks.

  11. Connie Roberts permalink
    March 8, 2011 1:33 am

    Congratulations, Dave. A powerful poem! A well-deserved coup.

  12. March 8, 2011 7:59 am

    Well done, missed this yesterday as down with head cold. Congrats, congrats!

  13. March 8, 2011 9:37 am

    Thanks Connie!. And a big, belated congratulations to you for the Patrick Kavanagh Award – that was a brilliant, well-deserved win!

  14. March 8, 2011 9:37 am

    Thanks Louise – get well soon – I have something similar!

  15. March 21, 2011 3:02 pm

    Just doing catch up as I didn’t realise the poem was posted last time around. There are some wonderfully emotive lines here, but crisp and clear and hard hitting were necessary, striped back to truth and because of it, hugely moving and perceptive. Will be back for another read.

  16. March 21, 2011 3:23 pm

    Thanks Louise – much appreciated! Hope you’re well these days! Talk to you soon.

  17. September 28, 2011 7:21 pm

    Congratulations David. It’s a very powerful poem. I know I’m a bit late adding a word. But that’s the beauty of the internet.
    Best if luck,

  18. September 28, 2011 7:32 pm

    Hi Aiden,

    Thanks very much. Hope your writing is going well. All the best to you, David

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