Press Release-Lorna Dee Cervantes Wins Pushcart Prize for MiPoesias/OCHO Magazine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2007
“Pecans” Pick up Pushcart
Lulu.com creation wins prestigious literary award
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 18, 2007) – Further proving that print-on-demand technology and digital platforms are gaining traction in popular culture, Lorna Dee Cervantes’ “Shelling the Pecans” is a winner of the 32nd annual Pushcart Prize, the prestigious American literary prize that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published by small presses within the past year.
“I'm stoked,” states Cervantes on her blog. “I consider this a victory for po'bloggers [poet-bloggers] everywhere.” “Shelling the Pecans” was published in OCHO #6 from MiPOeseias Magazine, available on Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com/content/448598). Cervantes’ poem is one of 60 entries chosen for the esteemed anthology from a nomination pool of more than 6,000. Past winners of the Pushcart Prize have included such literary luminaries as Raymond Carver, John Irving and Tim O’Brien.* Anthologies of the selected work, which represent hundreds of presses and thousands of writers, have been published annually since 1976.
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[* and Lorna Dee Cervantes, Pushcart Prize IV]