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Nicholas Klacsanzky — Touchstone Award Winner

Nicholas Klacsanzky is a recipient of a Touchstone Individual Poem Award for 2016 for his poem

whale vertebrae
drifting from one god
to another

It first appeared in A Hundred Gourds 5.3.

See the complete list of past winners of both Individual Poem Awards and Distinguished Books Awards in the Touchstone Archives.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Nicholas! This poem brings back a memory of a whale skeleton on Sanday, one of the more remote Orkney Islands, where the old customs and dialect hearken back to pagan times.

  2. Congratulations, Nicholas, for your well-deserved award.

    Hats off to you, too, Lorin.

  3. dear Nicholas,

    though the mysterious matching of images such a
    magistral exploration of roots, spiritual human behaviors and nature….a poem so deep and true…Many congrats for the deserved award !

    Warm regards
    Lucia Fontana

  4. Ab lovely poem
    Congrats both to the poet Nicholas Klacsanzky and to the editor Lorin Ford 😎

  5. So beautiful!

    Reminded me of the great masterpiece:
    Old Man and The Sea-
    Ernest Hemingway

    From one god to the other
    Until becoming a god

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