Friday, November 30, 2012

I have been awarded and in turn have nominated 7 others for the newly created Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as one of 7 recepients by Patricia Anne McGoldrick to receive this new award created by Hannah Gosselin. 
Thank you to Patricia Anne McGoldrick
Patricia Anne McGoldrick is a Kitchener Ontario writer whose poetry and reviews have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, The WM Review Connection and, most recently, at, a review of the award-winning, Plain Kate. Poems published recently include these titles: Neighbourhood Find, Spices of Childhood, Haiku on Winter at CommuterLit ; Girls and Green Apples in taking a bite of the apple--revelations anthology; Lockdowns in Verse Afire, volume 9, Issue 2, 2012. History, literature, the environment and upcycling resources for bookmaking are active interests, as well; often, the focus of blog posts. Patricia is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society and the League of Canadian Poets. Completed the 2009 & 2011 November PAD challenges plus 2012 January Challenge with A River of Stones! W E B: Patricia-Anne-McGoldrick  BLOG: PM_Poet Writer
TWITTER: @pamcgoldrick 

In addition to these wonderful achievements I am proud to claim Patricia as a "poeming friend" with whom I have written side by side for many years. Additionally Patricia shared some particularly profound and touching poems in our latest anthology Beyond the Dark Room. Patricia is a wonderful poet as one can easily see by her public acclaim - she is also a fine, gentle, compassionate and empathic soul and I am delighted that she thought of me as a recipient.

Stay tuned for my selected list and seven things that you might not know about me.
Once again my thanks to Patricia and for the opportunity to highlight her here on my blog.

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The Saga of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award continues...

As mentioned above, my good poetic friend, the talented Patricia Anne McGoldrick was kind enough to nominate me for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  I in turn have nominated seven others. It could have been very difficult, if not impossible, to pick just seven, but I am cheered by the fact that in being so limited I will not be creating an undue burden on those I did select to find another seven– as so very many wonderful names remain to be chosen!

(If you choose to decline, and I do understand the inclination to decline such awards – your name will remain as having been selected and certainly and absolutely no offense will be taken.)

And now, I hear a small marching band playing as I announce my list of seven in alphabetical order:

Barbara Ehrentreu   
Ina Roy-Faderman    (with Andrea Heiberg)
Richard Fenwick*     
Laura Hegfield           
Sharon Ingraham      
Madeline Begun Kahn*
Meena Rose                

*declined with appreciation

The rules that accompany this award are quite simple . 1) thank the person who nominated you. 2) pick 7 others to receive the “Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award” 3) write 7 things about yourself.  Easy peasy.  Have fun visiting other blogs and getting to know one another even better than we think we already do!

And so, just when you thought you knew more about me than you would ever want to know...

Seven things about me…that you might not know:

1.         I spoke in full sentences at 8 months old.
2.         I rode a trike at 10 months, prompting some to think I was a “little person.”
3.         I read complete books at age 2, wrote short stories and poems by 6 or 7.
4.         I peaked at 9 when everyone else could also speak, read, and write.
5.         I feel a moral imperative to bear witness and/or to attempt to stop injustice.
6.         I am vested in maintaining a good name and being thought of kindly.
7.         I finally accept that I am not likely to live either in a palm braided shack on a deserted beach nor in another age in a fully appointed and staffed castle.



  1. thank you Pearl for including me in your list of gifted humans:- )

  2. Yikes! I think the talented Patricia Anne McGOLDRICK is missing out on her just accolades! Being a DIFFERENT Patricia Anne, I would still agree that Pearl is beyond deserving of a poetry award, especially one that celebrates the sisterhood of poetry souls. Pearl, you DO embody the sweet support of a sister - always there to cheer and encourage. Patricia, it is an honor to be 'tangled up' with your talents, but I know you have a wonderful poetic voice that is all your own. :)I enviously enjoy reading your work. :)

  3. Awwww Patricia you have certainly paved the way for sweet dreams for me. Thank you for alerting me to my tumbled up accolades and thank you so very much for your sweet words-they are deeply appreciated and returned in kind. :)

  4. Fun and entertaining seven facts - but I don't think you should give up on the staffed castle yet, do you? There's oodles of time ...