Laura Kinsale Hath Spoken

Book CoverKinsale picks winners
Soon, there will be rejoicing
as books find new homes!

Laura Kinsale writes:

Indeed, it was an agonizing choice.  However, one must girdle one’s bustle, apply all due care and make one’s selections of the creme de la creme among these entries, all of which were memorable.

Knowing that we must put aside Miss Candy’s brilliant haiku in Middle English, as I am told she is not eligible, let us proceed to the Honorable Mentions.

Book Cover Firstly, Laura H because I had to look up “Double Dactyl.”

Secondly, Jenny, for Best Use of Buffle-Headed in a haiku.

Thirdly, Lara, for her haiku to Allegretto.  Thank you.  Just…thank you.

And finally, the Grand Prize goes to MS Jones.  I’m sorry, but “Seize the Hedgehog” was simply irresistible and now I will probably have to actually write a book so I can name it that.  Curse you MS Jones! 

However, lest the SB’s suspect that I simply fell for the hedgehog, I must emphasize that her complete collection of 3 haikus and a limerick rose to a level of excellence that could not be denied.

I applaud the creativity and awesomeness of the SB’s.  I never expected so many excellent entries.  Thanks also to Sourcebooks for contributing the prizes!

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you for your poetic mastery. Damn y’all are good. Thank you to Laura Kinsale and to Danielle at Sourcebooks Casablanca for the repeated and thorough awesomeness.

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  1. 1
    Lara says:

    ZOMG! *bounces*

    You’re welcome, Laura! Allegretto will always be at the top of my Favorite Romance Protagonists list. I look forward to whichever book I get—although I’m very curious about Seize the Fire, I think it’s the only one I haven’t read yet.

  2. 2
    Silver James says:

    Congrats, bitches! Ya’ll wrote some awesome stuffs!

  3. 3
    Jenny says:

    OMGGGG!  This is just awesome and I lay all my Kinsale love at the feet of the supreme SBs.  Candy’s lightning reviews sparked my brain when I saw the Fabiolous FFTS at the used book store two months ago and the book is amazingly good.  Since then I’ve gotten my hot little hands on The Shadow and the Star and Uncertain Magic and can’t wait to continue the glom.  Kinsale’s work is so fine and that she’s on my keep forever pile.

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    Laura H. says:

    Well, needless to say, I am filled with yay!! Thanks, Ms. Kinsale!!!!

    —Laura H.

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    MS Jones says:

    I’m so honored, since so many of the haiku and limericks were pure bitchwittery. And I was just blown away by Laura H’s double dactyl - it’s such a difficult form, and she executed it brilliantly, down to the requisite single double-dactyl word in the second stanza.

    Way to raise the bar, Laura H.
    One final tribute –

    John Donne Got It Right in The Canonization; or, Why 200 Years From Now People Will Still Be Reading Kinsale and A Few Others I Would Name Were it Not for the Fact that a Haiku is Supposed to Be a Highly Compact Form of Expression

    Dissed canon well done’s
    An all-time oeuvre, because
    Love uber alles.

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