“Phoebic Verses,” The Park’s runaway best seller, could net its author a total of three prizes at tomorrow’s Chitter Radio Literary Awards.
“This is the first time a book of poetry has been entered in more than one category and we are elated,” says Kezban Aslan, manager of Kynikos Press, the book’s publisher.
In fact, the book itself has been nominated in only two categories; the third nomination is for the poet: 2014 breakout star, Phoebe, has a good chance of becoming this year’s Most Promising Newcomer.
But that is not what makes this year’s Awards extraordinary, according to the organizers. What does make it extraordinary is that a book of poetry has been nominated in the humour category.
“This is the the first time in our 19-year history that a book of poetry has received a nomination in the humour category,” said a spokesAnimal for the Awards.
According to Aslan, the book’s humour was one of the reasons Kynikos Press decided to publish it.
“We thought Phoebe’s poems offered a unique take on things and we wanted The Park’s readers to be able to experience it,” he said.
The book, which includes the poem, “Two Bones” has had a “wild ride,” since its publication in February, the publisher says.
“This is the year of Domestic Canine poetry and we’ve been riding that wave quite nicely,” Aslan said.