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Published:June 26th, 2010 22:41 EST

2010 Winner of the International Book Awards for Poetry: Djelloul Marbook

By SOP newswire2

Far From Algiers, Djelloul Marbrook`s first book of poems, is the 2010 winner of the International Book Awards for poetry. The book won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize in 2007 and was published in 2008 by Kent State University Press. Mr. Marbrook is a longtime contributor to The SOP and NewsBlaze, and writes a provocative
blog at

His poetry manuscript, Nail Me To This Moment, is a finalist in the annual Marsh Hawk poetry book competition.

In 2008 his short story, Artists Hill, won Literal Latté`s first prize in fiction.

Brushstrokes and Glances, his second book of poems, will be published later this year by Deerbrook Editions. It is devoted to poems about paintings, painters and museums.

Last week, the winners of the 2010 International Book Awards were announced and a remarkable seven titles from Kent State University Press were honored as winners and finalists in their categories:

Far From Algiers by Djelloul Marbrook
"Winner, Poetry: General