24 November 2009

Geoffrey Philp Wins Daily News Prize For Poetry

The Editorial Board of The Caribbean Writer has awarded Jamaica-born poet and short story writer, Geoffrey Philp, the Daily News Prize for his poem, “Erzulie’s Daughter.” A talented writer in many genres, Mr. Philp has also won the Canute Brodhurst Prize for his short story, “Uncle Obadiah and the Alien.” The prize winning poem is included in Philp’s upcoming collection of poems, Dub Wise, which will published in Spring 2010 by Peepal Tree Press.

“Erzulie’s Daughter” was one of those poems that came almost like a gift,” said Philp. “Once I imagined this girl-woman, who while her parents are forcing her to conform, she is figuring out her identity, I just knew she would have to emerge victorious because she is the archetypal daughter of one of the most compelling figures of Haitian/Caribbean mythology—an area in our literature that has been neglected for a long time”
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey, huge congratulations. So well deserved! I'm thrilled for you.

Thanks for posting the news, Ret.

Rethabile said...

Hi, sis. Thrilled here, too.

http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/ said...

Give thanks, peonymoon.
LOL, Poefrika has the news before me.

Rethabile said...

Bravo.

Muser said...

Congratulations!

Myne Whitman said...

Congratulations to Geoffrey.


For holiday gifts, you can download my book at http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=4531432

Deb said...

Congratulations, Geoffrey.

And thank you for the good news, Reth!

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