Southern Comfort

Yesterday, I received a copy of Nin Andrew’s new book Southern Comfort (CavanKerry 2009). She also sent her chapbook, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum? (Subito Press) Thanks Nin. Can’t wait to read both. Underlife is in the mail!


Giving a Wednesday shout-out to the Saturday morning group the Bagel Bards. This group of poets and writers has been meeting for many years on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.–noon to talk about all things poetry. Co-hosted by Doug Holder and Harris Gardner, they are always looking for members. Visit them in Somerville at the Au Bon Pain in Davis Square. The cost to attend? A cup of coffee and ability to schmooze!


My kids have not been overly impressed with Underlife. But I started reading poems about them and now they think it’s cool. In particular, Ella, my four-year old, likes to quote back lines from the poem “Tangerines.”

“Seems like yesterday you were in my dreams,
Last night I nibbled your feet like tangerines.”

Also, my mom told me that she was “tickled” by my poem “Afro Puffs.” How cool is that?


Just got great news about a good friend finding a publisher for his manuscript! Congrats KC!


Must get to Starbucks today … Getting weaker … need grande hot chocolate … and me time …


paris parfait said…
Am so glad lots of good things are happening in your life. I know everything is changing, but looks like mostly good ones! Am thrilled about your book (can't wait to get a copy) and am sure it's the first of much well-deserved recognition for your poetry. Merry Christmas, January! xo
Jessie Carty said…
i didn't realize NIn Andrews had a new book out. Must have!

HOpe you had your coffee. I picked up a slice of cookie cake and an IBC root beer at the mall. I'm all set for Christmas Eve :)
Collin Kelley said…
Happy Holidays, Jan!
January said…
Happy Holidays, Collin. See you in 2010!
January said…
Jessie, I am a day late but I am here at Starbucks. I'm answering e-mail before heading home to wrap presents.

Merry Christmas.
January said…
Tara, thanks so much for the kind works. I'm ready to let go of the pain and move forward with my life. Helps to have friends like you stop in and check in on me.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.
jeannine said…
Merry Christmas, January. Be extra kind to yourself.

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