The last two posts are for two of my favorite poetry organizations, Cave Canem and Kundiman. Both are closely linked, and share the goal of helping under-represented groups find their place in the greater poetry community. Please consider a donation to Cave Canem (pronounced Ca-ve Ca-nem), and submit manuscripts for the Kundiman Poetry Prize.
In the mail this week came three new poetry books:
Holding Company by Major Jackson
The Volcano by Norman Dubie
One with Others by C.D. Wright
Thanks, Jo Jo!
Also on my nightstand waiting for me is Jay-Z's Decoded.
Looking forward to my literary salon and workshop with the Jackson Heights Poetry Festival this weekend. Hope the snow storm coming on Friday is a mild one. I try not to travel very much in the winter because of the weather. But any opportunity to visit New York, no matter how brief, is a good one.
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has released its Summer 2011 schedule. I'm thinking about taking a class with Marie Howe or Tom Sleigh. We'll see what the budget allows.
It's nice thinking about summer in the dead of winter.