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Good News From My World

By Reginald Shepherd

Now that it’s official, I can finally tell the world that I have, on my fifteenth try (yes, I’ve been applying since 1993), been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. While I would certainly have liked to have received one earlier, this fellowship could not have come at a time when I needed it more, as my medical bills for my cancer treatments and surgeries have been mounting at a frightening rate.
I keep looking at the list of Fellows on the Guggenheim Foundation web site to confirm that my name is still there. Sometimes the world does give one what one needs when one needs it. Just not very often…

Comments (13)

  • On April 2, 2008 at 10:08 pm Linh Dinh wrote:

    Congratulations, Reginald!

  • On April 3, 2008 at 3:29 am Nic Sebastian wrote:

    Woohoo, Reginald!

  • On April 3, 2008 at 7:18 am Joseph Hutchison wrote:

    Congratulations from Colorado, Reginald!

  • On April 3, 2008 at 8:18 am dwayne wrote:

    congratulations Reginald.

  • On April 3, 2008 at 9:35 am Diana Adams wrote:

    Congratulations Reginald, well timed and well deserved.

  • On April 3, 2008 at 11:56 am john wrote:

    Well right-f*ckin-truckin-on-10-4 good buddy! Congrats!

  • On April 3, 2008 at 4:32 pm Jilly wrote:

    congrats to you!

  • On April 3, 2008 at 6:28 pm Brian Salchert wrote:

    Hope you don’t mind my saying, Reginald,
    since persistence can be a kind of prayer,
    it is wonderful this
    “Watch God Moment”
    has happened for you.

  • On April 4, 2008 at 9:32 am Cuitlamiztli Carter wrote:

    Well-deserved! They made the right decision.

  • On April 4, 2008 at 11:28 am Jonathan David Jackson wrote:

    FOND CONGRATULATIONS and much, much deserved.
    & I sure hope people spell your name right from now.

  • On April 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm Anna Rabinowitz wrote:

    Reginald: What great news! Congratulations.

  • On April 7, 2008 at 9:51 am ffsmith wrote:

    wow, way to go, Foundation.
    i’m actually a fan of reginald and am happy for him, but it IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. what happened to the *other* bloggers? way to hire bloggers who don’t post regularly. Please tell me you aren’t PAYING them to NOT POST??!

  • On April 7, 2008 at 11:46 am Daisy wrote:

    FF–I would guess we’re all frantically doing our taxes. Stay tuned. Daisy

Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 by Reginald Shepherd.