Monday, October 05, 2009

It's CYBILS time

It’s that time again—time to nominate your favorite poetry book of the year for the Cybils award. FYI: Cybils is an acronym for the “Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards” and this is the fourth year the bloggers have gathered to choose the best books in several categories, including poetry, of course! Yours truly is serving as a judge once again (in Round 1 this time) and I encourage you to cast your vote before nominations close on Oct. 15. There have been 21 poetry books nominated thus far, but there are still several lovely apples and oranges to be considered. Check my January 2 and February 6 postings for a list of poetry books of 2009 (although a few more popped up along the way). And nominate today! Anyone can nominate, but only one title per category per person.

My fellow Panelists for Round I in reading, discussing, and deciding on the “short list” of best poetry are:
Bruce Black, Wordswimmer
Kristy Dempsey, Reverie--Abstract Musings on a Hopeful Life
Kelly Fineman (the fantastic poetry award category organizer), Writing and Ruminating
Tricia Stohr-Hunt, The Miss Rumphius Effect

The Judges for Round II who select the single winner are:
Sara Lewis Holmes, Read Write Believe
Elaine Magliaro, Wild Rose Reader
Greg Pincus, GottaBook
Jama Rattigan, Alphabet Soup
Stacey Shubitz, Two Writing Teachers

What an awesome group of bloggers, one and all. And please consider tooting the Cybils horn on your own blogs!

Posting (not poem) by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2009. All rights reserved.

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Bruce said...

Great to be "swimming" with you again in poetry.

Sylvia Vardell said...

You, too. It's fun to "dive" right in to reading all these great books!

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