Monday, September 26, 2011

2012 POET'S MARKET - CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE (A PHOTO CREDIT, THAT IS)

The Professor is a pretty fabulous photographer -- when he tries.  Far too often he uses his camera to take shots up his sister's nose or inside her wide-open mouth or, heaven help us, shots of my backside when I'm bending over.  When he puts his skill to work, though, he actually has a good eye for composition.  He is also one of the few people who has taken a good photo of my notoriously unphotogenic sister, known to The Inmates as Uncle Chester.



  
Her name is actually Nancy Breen and she is a poet, freelance writer, Etsy shop proprietor, and owner of the writing website, Nudged To Write.  She is also the former editor of Poet's Market, the go-to guide for poets looking to publish their verses.  In fact, she wrote a piece for their 2012 edition and found herself in need of a photo to go with her bio.  And her photographer of choice?  Her nephew, The Professor.  I am very excited to say that not only is my 12 year old son in print, but he even got a photo credit in the margin of the book.  Not too shabby for a junior high student, I say.

OK, it's hard to read sideways, but that's his name above the arrow.


I want to give a big thanks to Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Poets Market, for giving my son his first taste of glory.  If you are a poet, please check out Robert's blog, Poetic Asides, over at WritersMarket.com.  He has lots of great information, writing prompts, and interviews.  And if you're interested in getting a copy of the 2012 Poet's Market, it can be ordered through Amazon below (my affiliate link) or from any bookstore.





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MEET THE INMATES - THE PROFESSOR

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4 comments:

lillianscupboard said...

That boy can do anything he puts his mind to.
Mom

Nancy Susanna Breen said...

Still one of the best photos I've ever had taken. Wish he could do it again.

steph said...

What an incredible honor!!! (and I know how proud you are!!!!--my daughter won a photojournalism award when she was in HS--competed again college age kids! I was totally beside myself--she, of course, was rather blase!!! KIDS!!)

Kacey said...

What a proud mama...as you should be. That's a pretty cool gig for a HS student.