Wednesday bits

Thanks to everyone who voted for this blog in the Independent Book Blogger Awards. I'm not sure when they announce the winners, but I'll keep you posted. I'm not waiting up nights...

There's still a few more days to enter the The Big Poetry Giveaway. Details at this link.

Tomorrow night is the Townsend Prize for Fiction award ceremony. There's been a flurry of last minute calls from reporters doing features on all the finalists. Keep your fingers crossed for Remain In Light.

Congratulations are in order to Sibling Rivalry Press and its literary journal, Assaracus, which has been named one of its best new magazines of 2011 by Library Journal. I am thrilled for Bryan Borland and honored that my work has appeared in the pages of Assaracus. I know that my next poetry collection, Render, is in very good hands at SRP.

To continue the love, Sibling Rivalry Press is taking its show on the road and pulling into Atlanta on Saturday, April 28, for a special event in conjunction with Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Public Library. I'll be making introductory remarks (and maybe reading a poem or two) and there will be readings from Bryan, Megan Volpert, Stephen Mills, Loria Taylor, Theresa Davis and Jessie Carty. The showcase is from 3-5 p.m. and there will be books for sale after the event.

That same evening, I'll be at Bound to Be Read Books in East Atlanta Village for a special reading called The Poetry in Music, which starts at 7:30 p.m.  Franklin Abbott, Dustin Brookshire, Taryn Crenshaw, Rupert Fike, Janet Metzger, Rico Revels and more will be interpreting their favorite songs as poems. I'm reading Kate Bush's "The Sensual World," which is based on Molly Bloom's soliloquy from Ulysses.


Jessie Carty said…
It'll be such a great day for poetry in Atlanta :)
Jennifer Perry said…
Jessie said it beautifully.
I'm chanting as we speak dahling for RIL and The Townsend!
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