1/ Specter's Issue 4 has come out and my poems "Prenatal Class" and "Things to do Around My Uterus" are in it. Both come from the third section of the manuscript. [note: as of right now, there are some wonky formatting issues with the poems, but I've emailed requesting a correction!]
2/ My poem "Albatross" (fourth section of the ms.) was a finalist for the Milton Kessler Poetry Prize at Harpur Palate and will appear in Issue 11.2. I got the proof today--very exciting!
3/ A set of my poems are among five finalist-sets and are moving on in the H.O.W. Journal's writing contest final round, judged by Honor Moore. Fingers and such crossed.
4/ I will participate again in judging the Minnesota Book Awards. This is my second year; last year's winner in poetry, Find the Girl by Lightsey Darst, is urgent and phenomenal. I also loved Connie Wanek's elegant book, On Speaking Terms.
5/ A friend of mine left this link on my Facebook page: poetry bombing: clothing labels with poems printed on them are sewn clandestine[ly] in local thrift stores. (Thanks, Kyrie!)