Pulitzer Prizes Awarded – for Coverage of the shooting death of four police officers in a Seattle coffee shop; Poems that are often little thought-bombs detonating, Plus the first of the new breed of online, non-profit news organizations to win the most prestigious award in print journalism

2010 PULITZER PRIZES announced

The Washington Post won four Pulitzer Prizes for its work in 2009, and The New York Times won three, while ProPublica – http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2010-Investigative-Reporting – is a shining, hopeful “light at the end of the (internet news) tunnel” for me, when it became the “first of the new breed of online, non-profit news organizations to win the most prestigious award in print journalism.”

Hitting close to “home” for me, was the Breaking News Award, for coverage of the shooting death of four police officers in a coffee shop – http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2010-Breaking-News-Reporting
to the staff of The Seattle Times

I am especially, and personally, intrigued/inspired with the Poetry winner for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author: “Versed,” by Rae Armantrout – http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2010-Poetry

“Trying to read a book by Rae Armantrout in a single sitting is like trying to drink a bowl of diamonds. What’s inside is all so shiny & clear & even tiny that it appears perfectly do-able. But the stones are so hard & their edges so chiseled that the instant you begin they’ll start to rip your insides apart.”—Ron Silliman, blog

This roused me to order the book – “Offering poems that are often little thought-bombs detonating in the mind long after the first reading” – as I have been indicted for this “vice” (now a virtue)!

Complete List of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners -> http://www.pulitzer.org/node/8501

New York Timess Article ->  http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/washington-post-wins-four-pulitzers-new-york-times-gets-three/

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