Thanks first of all to Dawn Bauling, who with her partner Ronnie Goodyer publishes three regular periodicals in England: Reach Poetry, The Dawntreader, and Sarasvati. I had submitted a batch to Sarasvati, but she felt my poem “Bellwether” would be a better fit for The Dawntreader. Wherever my poem ended up, I’m glad it found a good home with Dawn and Ronnie.
Thanks also to Irish publishers John and Hilary Wakeman, who produce The SHOp in Schull, County Cork. They accepted my piece “Legends of the One Percent.” I’m especially excited over this acceptance since it adds a new entry to the list of countries where I’ve been published: the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, and now Ireland (lucky #7!).
Finally, a huge thank you goes to proprietors Hilary Lowe and Mike Gustafson of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who were gracious enough to hold a reading for me this week. A bunch of friends, colleagues, and other bibliophiles came to listen to poems from the two collections of mine that came out last year, Sky Sandwiches and (with Martin Ott) Poets’ Guide to America. Even my cousin Kurt Naszradi showed up, although that’s not all that surprising, since he’s probably my most supportive family member.