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“Scott can really write!”

-- New York Times Book Review


I’m delighted to report that An Innocent in the House of the Dead has won the North Carolina Poetry Society’s 2012 Brockman-Campbell Book Award. Tony Abbott was co-winner.

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Innocent . . . also also won Honorable Mention in the Poetry Council of North Carolina’s Oscar Arnold Young Contest

for best book published in 2011.

The poem “How the Dead Come Back” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Publisher’s comment:

“I'm not a rah! rah! kind of guy. When I say something is good, I say so because I truly believe it. I said at the time we released it and even after that I thought

An Innocent in the House of the Dead

was as good a book of poetry as we had published last year. I was not at all surprised when it was selected as the co-winner of the NC Poetry Society's Brockman-Campbell Award representing the best book of poetry published by a North Carolina author during a given year.” --Scott Douglass, Main Street Rag

Judge’s comment:

An Innocent in the House of the Dead, demonstrates the miraculous power of excellent poetry. The poet and her subject, a former death row inmate, strangers at first, unite in the darkness of prison and find a ‘Light Within.’”--Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate Emeritus