Sunday, December 02, 2007

I finally found a publisher (Fer to get the Giller Prize)

Stop the presses.

Ivan's immortal letter to the editor of the Era-Banner (Newmarket)
has been nominated for the Giller. :)

The letter has to do with garbage, and in fact, it is garbage. LOL

Success is your name in print I say!

Difficulties create art, whoever the hell Art is!

Typical Canadian response. "I am so angry I'm going to write a letter to the editor!"

So I did.

And here she be:

Letters to the Editor
Dec 01, 2007 12:42 AM

Re: Halton court case put off to ’08, Nov. 22.

Hooray for Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen for finally resolving, along with council, to “put an end to the serious and ongoing impact to Newmarket residents and businesses as a result of the offensive and adverse off-site odours from the operations and activities of Halton Recycling”.

Talking to the mayor recently, he told me he was putting “local matters” first and it’s about time.

It’s obvious they didn’t want Halton in Toronto, where the waste is from.

Ivan Prokopchuk

Oh what immortal prose.
I think I'm going to frame it. LOL.


Donnetta Lee said...

Published is published, I say! And what a lofty topic, too. Ultimately, related to health concerns. Your letter speaks for the public. Good going.

ivan said...

Thanks Donnetta,

With the unpredictable content of organic waste, I don't think we in Newmarket want to have kids born with eleven fingers a few years down the road.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Congratulations Ivan


forgive the video part...

ivan said...

Hi, Tara.


re video. I've never seen cooler cats. You watching, TomCat?

Shakespeare said...

Ah , the frivolity ...

ivan said...


I fear I have struck Bottom.

Shesawriter said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray! You GO boy! :-)

Congratulations! :-)

ivan said...


Publish or perish, I say.

p.s.: I couldn't find the comment space on your blog...Goes with the territory, I guess.

My last Dutchesss said I couldn't find anything.

Josie said...

I see Shakespeare, oops, I mean JR has been here.

Well, congratulations, Ivan. :-)

shake and quake said...

Hey! I don't know who JR is, but I am least, I get to channel Him for 7.5 seconds every month...

It is the poet's allotment...we're supposed to make up the rest of the shit, ourselves...

ivan said...

Keep shakin' her.

Josie will track you down.

the walking man said...

Awww Jaysus man you're on the way thing you know they will want you to blog for them (for free) and to think I thought we got all of TO's garbage.



ivan said...

Michigan was badly used, and for a long time by Toronto.
Now they are trying to fob off the smelly stuff in our whitebread suburbs.
Ah, the fictional character, Tony Soprano.
Tony fix.

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats, I think.

ivan said...


Yeah, we're clutching at straws here.
My next publishing project will be the Superbowl schedule. LOL.

benjibopper said...

stick it to Toronto! it's a national passtime and never ceases to bring us joy. stick it good!

have you read The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami. Great book. Anyhoo, her main character is an obsessive letter-to-editor writer, and she does a nice job of showing his 'character arch' (to be read in pompous brit accent) using the letters. they are critical and nasty throughout the book, but take a nice turn to the positive at the end.

benjibopper said...

oh, and congrats!

ivan said...

Thanks, Benji.

I'll look up The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami.
I have in fact become an inveterate letter writer.

ivan said...

th*nks. Heh

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