As I post this, I know that many of you are recovering from your travels to AWP. Still, I couldn't resist adding a few more notes about how we should be celebrating National Poetry Month.
First, poet Diane Lockward is highlighting new poetry books at her blog. She has already talked about two of my favorite collections that have been published this year, Mendeleev's Mandala by Jessica Goodfellow and The Arranged Marriage by Jehanne Dubrow, but I'm looking forward to her introduction of other books.
Second, poet Aimee Nezhukumatahil has put together a collection of what poets are wearing and what poets are reading in Poets & Shoes. If you look hard enough, you may spot my favorite pair of red boots (along with a note that I am reading Leaving Clean by Natalie Giarratano -- a wonderful read). Take a look for some great poetry (and shoes!) recommendations.
Finally, it's not just National Poetry Month! Anyone who lives in a sports-orientated home knows that Baseball season has started! Hobart has launched its issue dedicated to baseball, and two of my baseball poems are included in this edition.
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