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Hugh Hodge's Slug Award

Hugh Hodge

Alert! Hugh Hodge received a Slug Award from Gus Ferguson at the launch of Karapaks 6 last night for his “selfless enthusiasm for and promotion of other poets and poetry”.

Hodge, who is wearing the medal he received in the picture here, is a poet; the editor of New Contrast magazine; and the convener of what is probably the country’s longest-running weekly poetry gathering, Off-the-Wall.

His bonnie silver medal is designed by writer and goldsmith/jeweller Mike Cope. To get a better look, click the photo above, choose “All Sizes”, then “Original”, and zoom in. Previous recipients of Slug Awards include: Patrick Cullinan, Evelyn John Holtzhausen, Helen Moffett, Marc Glaser, Ingrid Jonker (Trust), Niki Daly, Richard Murphy, Ingrid de Kok, Sujata Bhat, Margo Wallace, Moira Lovell, Tatamkhulu Afrika and Simon Winter.

Congratulations Hugh!

 

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  • Maire
    Maire
    October 31st, 2008 @02:49 #
     
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    Bravo Hugh! And what a super snail!

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    October 31st, 2008 @07:58 #
     
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    Hugh, it is a super snail indeed and I hope your award evening was fab. Sorry I couldn't make it, but the force is with you, as they say. mwah xxx

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  • <a href="http://meganhall.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Megan</a>
    Megan
    November 4th, 2008 @13:15 #
     
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    I'm totally delighted, Hugh! Well done. Every millimetre of the snail deserved...

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