Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson Honored by National Indie Excellence Awards Contest Recognizes Outstanding Independently Published Books
Please Use this for Children and Not for War and Guns by Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson has been selected the Finalist of the 2011 Indie Excellence Award in the category of Poetry.
- (1888PressRelease) July 10, 2011 - New York, NY - Please Use this for Children and Not for War and Guns by Cynthia Blomquist Gustavson has been selected the Finalist of the 2011 Indie Excellence Award in the category of Poetry.
The Indie Excellence Awards are reserved for the "best of the best" in books published in various genres. The criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence in presentation. This award celebrates the highest achievements in independent press and self-publishing, a sector of the industry that has grown exponentially in recent years.
Winners and finalists were announced on Sunday, May 15. For a complete list of the honorees visit: http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2011.htm.
Please Use This for Children, Not For War and Guns is a masterful collection of Midwestern poetry. These are poems that viscerally and spiritually eviscerate Gustavson, with tenderness of a mother and a wife, and the anger of a partner, an advocate for children, and a citizen.
Cynthia is the author of five poetry collections, several poetry workbooks for therapists, and has been published in numerous journals. She is a much acclaimed poet and author, the winner of a New Millennium Writings Award in 2002 and finalist for the Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Salem College Center for Women Writers in 2004.