Sunday, November 25, 2007

Good news and good wishes

Back from Thanksgiving travels. I had a good one (even though it snowed... sigh!) and I hope y'all did, too.

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Happy news from Valparaiso Poetry Review, which has announced its Pushcart Prize nominations for this year -- see editor Ed Byrne's blog for details:

John Balaban: “Finishing Up the Novel After Some Delay
Barbara Crooker: “Lemons
W.D. Ehrhart: “Coaching Winter Track in Time of War
Anne Haines: “Swallowed
H. Palmer Hall: “Vietnam Roulette
Diane Lockward: “Temptation by Water

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And good wishes go out to E Street Band musician Danny Federici, who has taken a leave of absence from the band's current tour to undergo treatment for melanoma. He's an original member of the band and it's hard to imagine their sound without him. You can see the official announcement over at Bruce Springsteen's site; I hope to see an announcement there in the future with words like "back on the job" and "full recovery"...


Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congrats, Anne, and well deserved. It's a vivid poem indeed. :-)

Suzanne said...


Jessie Carty said...

Definitely couldn't have happened to a better person :)


Anne said...

Steve, Suzanne, Jessie: thanks! :)

poet with a day job said...

That is terrific news indeed! Congratulations rockstar!

And, a truly beautiful poem.

firstcitybook said...

Congratulations on the good news, Anne. Your line breaks, I noticed, create anticipation by altering the expectations of the audience.

Anne said...

Thanks, you guys. :)

Collin said...


Garbo said...

Zow, Anne! These last months have been quite the artist-bio plumper-uppers. You'll have to start discard more minor honors to make room for the heavyweights.