Marcus McCann wins the John Newlove Award

October 22, 2009

“From the startling metaphoric seize of the opening, the lines propel themselves full throttle, through sonic reverberations and imaginative mimesis. Like that loud kid at the pool, here’s a poem that shouts and leaps boldly and compellingly, demanding — and deserving — our full attention.” (John Newlove Award judge Stephanie Bolster)

The John Newlove Award, administered by Bywords:

Photos of the ceremony here, here and here.

John Newlove’s selected, A Long Continual Argument:

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Ottawa International Writers Festival:


One Response to “Marcus McCann wins the John Newlove Award”

  1. […] with naive and ironic/knowing interpretations of sentiment. It’s the result of winning the John Newlove Award in 2009 and a year of collaboration with Amanda Earl and the good folks at […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: