Today @agnieszkasshoes of Eight Cuts announced:
For my work creating and building the #amwriting community, I've been awarded The Christopher Al-Aswad Prize.
The prize is "for outstanding contribution to breaking down barriers in literature and between literature and other arts."
Chris Al-Aswad created Escape into Life. If you're not familiar with Chris, stop here and take a second to go to this tribute page and read his poem, "The Pleasures Are Fleeting."
Beautiful, yeah? I know.
So I'm a little intimidated to be given a prize that honors the memory of someone so beloved and talented. There's really no way to do this justice.
So I just say thank you.
Because nothing else feels significant.
Thank you, Chris Al-Aswad. Your passion lives on in those who remember you. Because of you, amazing people are showering the #amwriting community with their creative talent and generosity. Having never met or talked with you, I know you are the reason. Thank you.