The reason we chose certain poets and writers are many, but it should be said that it was a difficult choice. All of the writers and poets published with Caper are wonderful. Many maintain a devoted relationship to us, consistently sending work our way and coming to our events, letting us know about their publishing endeavors. We love that. It was hard not to pick so many, many more.
The nominations could only include work published in Caper between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. So work published after that point will be considered for next year.
Work was chosen based on originality, creativity, dedication to craft and the literary community. The of the poets and writers chosen also truly adhere to the Caper guidelines. Their work show the wide spectrum of Caper material.
So, without further ado, the nominees are:
Martin Willitts, Jr.
F. John Sharp
Sergio A. Ortiz