Snow Day?

Thought we all needed a reminder that warmer weather will be here soon. :)

Metro Boston is getting a Nor'easter, which is supposed to dump a foot of snow on the area. That's not nearly as much as our neighbors in the Mid-Atlantic states are getting. But nothing yet, not really.


The Poets for Haiti benefit in Cambridge has been cancelled due to the weather (rescheduled soon, I hope).


Kundiman is sponsoring an annual Poetry Retreat at Fordham University in New York City. During the Retreat, nationally renowned Asian American poets will conduct workshops with fellows. Readings, writing circles, and informal social gatherings will also be scheduled. Through this retreat, Kundiman hopes to provide a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American poets. 2010 faculty includes Regie Cabico, Tan Lin, and Paisley Rekdal. Visit the Kundiman Web site for more information. Deadline is March 1.


Ploughshares is looking for a managing editor.


Tsk, Tsk, PSA!

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers discusses diversity (or the lack thereof) and the Poetry Society of America. From her blog post:

Apparently, writer Fred Viebahn, the husband of poet Rita Dove, has sent an email of protest to the Poetry Society of America’s director, Alice Quinn about their gallery of baby pictures of poets. There are no African American/Black/Negro/Biracial of African Descent poets anywhere in this baby picture gallery.


evelyn.n.alfred said…
Snow day? I've actually been lucky enough to have a snow week. Thanks for the link about the Poetry Society, I'm gonna check it out.
Hi January! I'm from Jim Brock's LIT class at FGCU and I wanted to take a moment to say congratulations on your new book Underlife, it is really fantastic. Many of these poems stood out to me...your poetry style is very similar to mine...I love how you choose images for your poems that are so detailed, so specific, like they are a little slice of's really about finding beauty in the insignificant...which makes everything significant. I would say that the poems about your parents, sex, and your children stood out to me the most. For our assignment in class I was really drawn to Time Map, so I will be looking at that poem closely over the next few days....I am tempted to ask you about inspiration for this particular poem, but I don't want it to lose any of it's charm, so I will take from it what I can and hopefully I can make a good paper from it. How did you come about writing poetry? Was it always a passion of yours? Where the poems written over along period of time or were they a more recent reflection? I wasn't turned onto poetry until just a few years back, and now it's a pretty big passion of mine. I hope to hear from you soon if you have a chance to respond...I'm on blog spot as well, I just started it up recently, for my photography and media work, you should check it out, it's

Warm Regards,

Courtney Vieth
January said…
Hi Courtney. I took your questions and answered them as a blog post. Glad you liked Underlife. Good luck with your writing.
January said…
Evelyn, yes, check out the PSA's exhibit and let me know what you think.

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