wow this is fabulous news! thanks for the link!
Oh, yay! What a splendid choice!
no sweat, barbara. art. heart, i totally agree. i was happy to read the news. drawing the line is still one of my all-time favorite books.
Speaking of legendary poets from Fresno, I met Philip Levine today at Blackstone Trader Joe's.And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Lawson Inada has a poem in the latest issue of In the Grove (www.inthegrove.net). Damn. I'm talking to myself again.
Wow, very cool. I grew up in Ashland and went to grade school with his son Toti. Of course at the time I never knew his Dad was a famous poet. But he did tell great ghost stories!
Wow, Jamie...it's a small world, I guess! I haven't been to Ashland (but I'd like to go to the Shakespeare Festival sometime)...forgot Lawson was there. I was really happy to hear about his appointment. He's the first laureate since William Stafford left in the late 80s.btw, I surfed around on your blog/website...awesome site! thanks for stopping by.
Thanks Lee,Ashland is definitely worth a visit. I haven't been back since a roadtrip in college––maybe this year though. It was a magical place to grow up.
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