Three quick things this week:
- Serendipity strikes again. I mentioned Erica Goss‘s newsletter last week and bought a book from Dos Madros Press. The press was promoting the work of Prague poet Lucien Zell. I wondered: Was that the ex-pat poet who recited his poetry on Neruda Street my first full day in Prague in 2011? I looked up his bio, and sure enough, same guy. I’d never known his name. We exchanged emails and find we have some things in common, including writing about the Holocaust.
- My Artist Date this week started with a two-hour celebration of CavanKerry Press‘s twentieth anniversary. I was inspired by the press’s fine poets and prose authors. I’m continuing my “refilling the well” with a public (virtual) reading with Sewanee Writers Conference Reading Series Thursday night.
- As soon as I finish grading final papers, exams, and projects, I’m launching into Revision Land to work on an academic paper, a picture book bio (in sestinas!), and a bio in verse.