The Hermit Poet

December 13, 2005

Pushcart Nomination

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 2:37 pm

This just in — my poem “After Neruda” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. I’m excited and humbled. There’s a lot of stiff competition each year — many many fantastic poems and poets are nominated for inclusion. Whether or not it makes into the Pushcart anthology, I’m happy at least to have one of my poems under consideration.

11 Responses to “Pushcart Nomination”

  1. Christine Aitken Says:


    I am so happy for you. Hope you can make it all the way to the top. It will be a really nice way to end the 2005.

    I am keeping my fingers cross for you.


  2. S'Gord Says:

    Enjoyed your poem. Your father brought it up on the FHC computer. He tells me after questioning that you have never read Ferlinghetti…you need to. His imagery is powerful … sorta like yours.

    Love. Hope you are well.


  3. Michael Says:

    Neil, this is awesome news! Congratulations!

  4. Pris Says:

    I followed Michael Parker’s link to your poem that was nominated and then to this blog. The poem is awesome. It gives me chills, it’s so good. It certainly deserves this nomination. I’d like to add you to my links. I have to find your main page first.

  5. site admin Says:

    Thanks Pris! (Thank you Michael for the press!). The main page for this blog is

    The main page for my website is:

    I’ll add you to my list as well — loved your poem for the cafecafe challenge!

  6. site admin Says:

    Hey S’Gord, glad you liked the poem 🙂
    My list of should read poets is a long one, hopefully over Christmas I’ll get through some of them.

    See you then.

  7. ron Says:

    you rock!

  8. bjr Says:

    excellent news, neil! congratulations. 2006 is gonna be a great poetry year for you 🙂

  9. Pris Says:

    Hey thanks for the poem comment and I have you on my links now.

  10. Pearl Says:

    Congratulations. It is an excellent poem. Good luck with the next stage.

  11. AEROMAN Says:

    Beautiful poem. Absolutely beautiful.


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