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.