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Wednesday
Jul092014

A few updates

A beautiful sunset I glimpsed on my drive home from work. 

 

It's been a busy few months! I'm teaching a summer class, and the accelerated pace means the summer feels like it is zooming by. Here are a few things of note going on in my literary life:

Ocho published three of my poems from my third book manuscript, Bloom & Scruple: "Warmest day of the year," "When walking through old cities," and "This is nothing like New York." You can read the issue online here, or buy a print copy from Amazon.

 

One of my favorite poets, Kristen Stone, gave me a little shout-out in her interview at Entropy Magazine. It's an excellent interview, well worth reading.

Quarterly West published an insightful and very kind review of Mysterious Acts by My People, reviewed by Claire Wahmanholm.

"Parchment—and poetry—can be perfect where the hand is flawed, can be whole where the body is wounded. This is another mystery that Wetlaufer leaves us with—perhaps the mystery that the book has been circling all along. Though we are inhabited by blight, poetry like this can still swing us toward something like deliverance, like escape, like, in the final words of “Anatomy,” “hollow bones & flight.”"

 

My book, Mysterious Acts, along with two other SRP titles, JOY EXHAUSTIBLE, edited by Seth Pennington and Bryan Borland, and Megan Volpert's ONLY RIDE, was nominated for the American Library Association's Over the Rainbow list of recommended LGBT reading.

Pre-Orders are now open for the anotholoy The Queer South (edited by my Lambda retreat buddy Douglas Ray, and featuring my poem "Southern Comfort," which I wrote on the eve of my departure from Tallahassee to Salt Lake City.

 

Other than all of those exciting things, I've been busy teaching, editing the third issue of Adrienne, drinking lots of cold brew iced coffee, and trying to enjoy the rare moments of sun between vicious thunderstorms here in Iowa.

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