Poetry and taxes
Because of some technical difficulties, my first post as the inaugural Writer In Residence at Poets & Writers' new blog has been delayed, but is expected to launch on Wednesday, April 20. I'm finishing up the other posts this weekend. Watch this space for links.
My poem "Meeting Jeanne Moreau" will appear in the Divining Divas anthology from Lethe Press in 2012. The anthology was edited by Michael Montlack and is a companion piece to the acclaimed essay collection, My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. The poems were originally supposed to appear along the essays, so you'll see all the authors from My Diva (I'm one of them) along with other submissions solicited by Michael.
Tomorrow night (Saturday, April 16), I'll be attending the Death & Taxes Poetry Reading at Bound to Be Read Bookstore in East Atlanta Village. The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Karen Head, Dan Veach, Stan Fong, Cleo Creech, Alice Lovelace and many more. It's free, so come on by and hear some great poetry, support your local indie bookstore and light refreshments.
On Sunday night, the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival benefit at Eddie's Attic in Decatur will feature musical performances by Bucky Motter and Sonia Tetlow. It's an early show starting at 6 p.m. and tickets are only $15 per person or reserve a table for $75 (seats 4). There's also a Dinner & Show discount options now available for both Table and General Admission reservations. Save up to $5 per person! Click this link to buy tickets now!