While I was recovering from AWP on Monday, I received an email from Roger Humes, editor of The Other Voices International Project, an online anthology of poetry from all over the world, letting me know that the poems he had accepted last month were now published. I hadn't known about this wonderful anthology until Roger contacted me through Facebook, so the online world helped me connect and expand my poetry world once again. Roger titled my selection "The Bones Dismissed" and added this beautiful image as the cover. Both the title and the image are perfect. Please check out this site and read the Mission Statement if you get the chance. Many, many thanks to Roger for seeking me out and then supporting my work.
|Me, Joey Cole, Robert Bruno, Suzi Garcia, John Willis, Antoinette Brim, and Ralph Burns|
Without having time to link to each title, here's a list of books I brought back from AWP (in no particular order).
They Speak of Fruit Gary L. McDowell
the brother swimming beneath me Brent Goodman
The Wondefull Yeare Nate Pritts
sum of every lost ship Allison Titus
Self-Portrait with Crayon Allison Benis White
At Once Jenny Browne
The Second Reason Jenny Browne
lug your carelss body out of the careful dusk joshua marie wilkinson
History of Hurricanes Teresa Cader
Ink for an Odd Cartography Michele Battiste
Orange Crush Simone Muench
The Alchemist's Kitchen Susan Rich
Blue Collar Fathers Jason Lee Brown
girl on a bridge Suzanne Frischkorn
From the Fishouse Ed. Camille T. Dungy, Matt O'Donnell, and Jeffrey Thomson
on the cusp of a dangerous year Lee Ann Roripaugh
Biogeography Sandra Meek
Tongue Rachel Contreni Flynn
Requiem for the Orchard Oliver de la Paz
0 deg, 0 deg Amit Majmudar (with apologies...Blogger won't let me use the degree sign properly these days)
Whew! Hurry up summer so I can read, read, read! Watch for my "What I'm Reading" posts to return sometime in May.
I'm still trying to process the AWP experience and have pages of notes to go through. Yesterday at about 4:30 p.m., I hit the wall and collapsed, but rallied in time for the reading. Much sleep is in the forecast for the weekend...sleep and grading.