Poems have been arriving from all over the place, including Australia, for Write Wing Publishing's new anthology "Through A Distant Lens: Travel Poems." These poems are amazing, set in Machu Picchu, Long Island Sound, Venice, Croatia, Burgundy, Wisconsin, and Buenos Aires, to name just a few, and also some destinations of the imagination. This collection will have more pages than "Surrounded: Living With Islands," thanks to all the wonderful submissions. The deadline is October 18, so if you have been thinking about it, stop thinking and get writing/revising/polishing.
In other news, I had a fabulous reading with my friend and fellow poet Linda Beeman on September 25 at Anchor Books & Coffee in Clinton. We had a wonderful turnout, seeing many well-known faces and encountering some new ones. The audience was attentive and all were good listeners. Linda read from her chapbook "Wallace, Idaho" and I read from "Ring of Fire, Sea of Stone." Whoever claims that poetry is dead in America is just plain wrong.
Stay tuned for news of the status of "Through A Distant Lens," and keep those poems coming!