Thursday, 30 October 2008

Poem on Bridport shortlist


Herewith one object lesson.

SEND WORK OUT THERE. EVEN IF YOU THINK IT IS MADNESS....

Just heard my entry of one ickle poem got to the shortlist at Bridport. No further, but do I mind?


Nah!

19 comments:

SueG said...

Wow. Fantastic! If you read my blog today ou'll see a whole discussion I opened about competitions, why, whether etc. I mentioned you in it already, but you're experiences really show the other side of it all. Congrats!!!! (I'll take a wee bit of credit as the person who got you writing poetry in the first place :-) )

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Hi Sue


Yup, if it wasn't for you and John, and my tentative attempt to write a poem, leaving out as much as possible (!)... and your generosity in encouraging, not killing, suggesting I put in a little more, to help the reader a little bit ... I would not have written the next one.

Sara said...

Vanessa! Wow! Many congrats, that's so lovely.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thanks Sara. It IS lovely!

Tania Hershman said...

Hey, amazing!! So excited for you!!

T

Nik's Blog said...

Brilliant, Vanessa, really, really cool!

Nik

Davina said...

Wow! That's excellent news, congratulations, Vanessa!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thank you Tania, Nik, Davina. I am staggered. off to have a lie down in a darkened room.

Sarah Hilary said...

Terrific news! Congratulations, Vanessa, what an endorsement! To hit so high so early into writing the stuff is amazing. I hope it steels your resolve to keep at it.

jonathan pinnock said...

Wow. I am seriously impressed. You're clearly going for some kind of full set here :)

Ovo said...

Congrats V. I didnt know you were so much of a poet.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thank you Sarah, Jonathan and Ovo (good to see you here, Ovo... how's Aberdeen?)

Ovo said...

Coooooooooooldddddd

Jo Horsman said...

cool!! x

Douglas Bruton said...

I 'as said before - you is a poet... and I is comvinced you is...

Congrats V

D
x

norton said...

Blimmin heck. She'm a poet an' all. Well done!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Ovo - I'm sorry you are coooooold! I will send you a hot water bottle! (get one... go to Boots... very good invention)

Thanks, Jo.

Douglas... thanks..and congrats to you for your shortlisting in the short story section!!! Whizzy.

Norton. Goodness me. Thank you.

Lit Flood said...

Just found out about this V, well done! A hit indeed.

Lit Flood said...

Hurrah! Excellent news, V, well done.