Sunshine Award / Daisy in the Willows


[Photo: Jack Parsons]

We have been nominated for awards in the past and have always been blessed by the experience. Due to the fact I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of work required to keep Sudden Denouement moving forward, we have not participated in the process the last couple of times we have been honored, though we appreciate award nominations.

This nomination is special because of the fact that it came from a writer for whom we have an enormous amount of respect. I discovered the work of Daisy about a month ago, and was immediately smitten. She shares our “secret language” (Sam Lucero!) and understanding of aesthetics. We were humbled and honored she took the time to recognize us and want to repay her by taking the time to respond to this nomination.

Daisy nominated us for the Sunshine Blogger Award. The rules stated by Daisy are as such:

• Thank whoever nominated your blog – Me in this case!
• Indulge yourself and answer any questions you feel happy to answer.
• Spread that radiance to some other awesome blogs to keep the light shining brightly.
• Use these questions or make up your own to ask your nominees.
• Tell your nominees that they have been nominated.
• Put your preferred logo award on display . I chose this one.

Please take a moment to look at Daisy’s beautiful site, Daisy in the Willows. Read “NECESSITY BARES ECHO” or “MRS TERSABLE,” and you will get a keen understanding of why I am so partial to her writing. Daisy is in a league with Nicole Lyons, Georgia Park, or Stephanie Bennett-Henry. I am honored to say that she is a friend to Sudden Denouement. We will put a permanent link to her page on our site, and she will always have friends with Sudden Denouement.

Questions and Answers

How did Sudden Denouement come about?

Sudden Denouement was a concept I came up with along with my friend and co-creator SRP. It was born on my patio after the Ides of April, in a midst of great chaos and disorder. Its creation created  balance in my universe. Shortly thereafter, I had met my old friend PBBR at a bar, and he brought his energy and vision to the project. His grace, intelligence, and guidance helped bring us to the next level. We continue to be amazed by his leadership and friendship. Thank you brother!

What are the goals of Sudden Denouement moving forward?

Sudden Denouement will attempt to take over the world shortly (Georgia Park/Sam Lucero). Actually, we are going to be publishing a chapbook featuring our writers by summer. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing reviews and interviews with S.K. Nicholas (The Journal for Damned Lovers) and Melissa Studdard, a breathtaking poet from Houston whose book of poetry, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfastleft me without words.
Who do you have to thank for Sudden Denouement?

Personally, I would like to thank Sperantia Zavala for believing in me and Sudden Denouement early on. “Nothing that I Want” is still one of our top posts, and her friendship and advice has been very important.

Georgia Park has been an integral part of Sudden Denouement. Her wonderful poetry and her council is golden. We have nothing but love for Georgia and her warrior spirit and the inspiration she provides for so many of us.

Olde Punk is a gentleman and a scholar. We have become friends through this process, as many of us have, and he, along with Georgia, was one of our first writers. I appreciate the outlet he provides me when I am stuck in a loop writing email. His poetry becomes fiercer with every poem he writes.

Nicole Lyons is an angel. I am sure some of have figured that out. She is such an inspiration with everything she does. The personal debt I owe her is enormous. Thank you my wonderful friend.

There are so many others I would like to thank with nominations for this award which is another motivation for participating in this process, recognizing some of those we love and respect. Our nominations for this award are:

RamJet Poetry
The Lithium Chronicles
Mick’s Neon Fog (YO!)
Private Bad Thoughts (Georgia Park’s rawest daily poetry)
Lois e. Linkens (her poetry is delightful)
Tom Slatin
Max Meunier Poetry (the world needs Max Meunier!)
Fallen Alone
Brave and Reckless Blog (Christine is a force of nature)
The Hell’s Inferno (we love Hannah)
Malicia Frost(Thank you)
Sam Lucero(words don’t do justice)
Whisper and the Roar (the world belongs to Georgia Park)
Stephanie Bennett-Henry (Stephanie is in a league by herself)


Insidious Temptation (Writing isn’t going to save me, people are. I always remember kindness!)

Skinny and Single (The sharpest wit in the universe)

Thank you, Daisy. You are an inspiration. We are honored by this award.

Jasper Kerkau

Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Global Literary Collective

13 thoughts on “Sunshine Award / Daisy in the Willows”

  1. Jasper! Thank you, my friend. Ha! My writing…is certainly never going to save anyone..but I am so happy that my kindness can lend a helping hand. Your writing and the SD blog are phenomenal. It is always a treat to see what you have found to share with us. And even bigger treat when you, yourself write something. 🙂 Thank you again Jasper.

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    1. All of you are more than deserving of such accolade. I am humbled just to be able to share the company of such an array of talented and beautiful souls. Jasper is such an amazing individual of exquisite literary and expressive prowess who has a heart as big as the universe itself.

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