Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Gold Addy for The Throne of Psyche

A Gold Addy for The Throne of Psyche
Design team Burt and Burt (Mary-Francis Burt and Jim Burt) won an Addy Gold Award for the design of The Throne of Psyche.  The Georgia Addies were engraved lava lamps! (They won another Gold and a Judge's Choice Award for The Divine Comics by my friend Philip Lee Williams, also from Mercer University Press, 2011, as well as several other Addies.)  To see the entirety of the original painting, "Touched," from which the jacket image is drawn, go pay a social e-call on Clive Hicks-Jenkins at his ever-fascinating Artlog.

Update from the Mercer website: The Throne of Psyche: Poems by Marly Youmans was awarded a GOLD ADDY® for Book Cover Design in recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and was judged to be superior to all other entries in the competition.  Mary–Frances Burt commented that “it is an honor to work for Mercer University Press and author Marly Youmans!”

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Mary-Francis and Jim on their win. I'm tickled pink for them, and for Marly too, who of course inspired the whole adventure!

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  2. And to CliveCliveClive. Naturally!

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  3. Wow, you do collect the best artists. Congrats to them and you.

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  4. Collect!

    That is funny, marja-leena. Then I suppose you are in the collection!

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  5. It is lovely. Well-deserved!

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  6. Well-deserved? Hmm. "Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping?"

    However, I am very glad to have such a lovely book!

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  7. Excellent news and what a novel prize!

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  8. It is pleasant--and who would have thought of engraved lava lamps? Not me. Some ingenious marketer, I suppose!

    Drat, the high school just woke us at 5:30 to say there would be a two-hour delay due to snow and ice and whatever else is going on. Now, how to go to sleep again?

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  9. Mazel tov to them and to you. I hope the honors keep on piling up, as they deserve to!

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  10. Thank you, Robbi! Burt and Burt made a pretty good haul--no doubt could light up their business with lava lamps!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.