Thursday, March 9, 2006
Hurricane Blues: How Katrina and Rita Ravaged a Nation
A heartfelt thank you to editors Philip Kolin and Susan Swartwout for accepting my poem, "A Thousand Saxophones," for publication in Hurricane Blues: How Katrina and Rita Ravaged a Nation, an anthology to be published in Fall 2006. All proceeds go to hurricane relief, so look out for its publication and buy a copy! I appreciate those who read my poem early on and commented on it---in particular, thank you Amy U. for your support and for sending me Lee McCarthy's comments on it. Anyway, Hurricane Blues will also include poems by Bob Hicok, Nicole Cooley, Fred Chappell, and Colleen McElroy, among others. I'm really excited to be part of it. The devastation of the hurricanes bothers me to this day. The anthology will be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.