Poet Sharon McCartney Wins 2008 Acorn-Plantos Award for People's Poetry
The Daily Gleaner has announced that Canadian poet, Sharon McCartney is the winner of the 2008 Acorn-Plantos Award for People's Poetry. The Acorn-Plantos Award is awarded annually to a Canadian poet for work published the previous year.
A review from the Winnepeg Free Press says "In Sharon McCartney's The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder, poems take on not only the voices of characters from the Little House books, but also the voices of animals and inanimate objects (wolves, rifles, a desk, body parts). This is a highly accomplished and tightly focused collection."