11 September 2015
After a long day of teaching, I didn’t expect this box on my doorstep, and for a moment I thought I should wait until morning to unbox Small Enterprise, but then realized I’d be up all night wondering what she looked like. I have so much gratitude to Black Lawrence Press, photographer Heidi Thoenen, and many more folks. But for this morning, I just want to share two photos welcoming my 4th book to the world.
05 April 2015
AWP 2015 is this week!
Please stop by the University of Akron Press & Barn Owl Review table to check out BOR #8 and our many fine poetry titles. We are at TABLE 933.
Here's the rest of my dance card.
12:30-1:30 Hanging out at The Account (table 1331) and signing books.
2:00-3:00 Book signing at the Black Lawrence Press table (2030).
7:30 Reading poems at the AWP Offsite Reading with Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Laurel Review
Republic - Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave Suite 2200, Minneapolis
3:00-4:00 Chillin' at the South Dakota Review booth (736) and signing books.
Safe travels to all the folks heading to Minneapolis.
20 March 2015
|This is my ready for Spring Break face.|
In other news...
Green Mountains Review is featuring my poem "I Was on the Line" online.
New Pages reviewed A Sunny Place with Adequate Water.
I'm reading in Minneapolis for the AWP Offsite Reading with Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and The Laurel Review. Here's the scoop.
|Spring almost arrives in Akron, OH.|
25 February 2015
This month has been pretty ridiculous. Snow! Record low temps! Kids out of school for four days straight. Deadlines swooping by like crows. I'm hoping that March brings some stability with it. I now appreciate being able to go to work much more than I ever did before.
In other news, there's a new review of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water at The California Journal of Women Writers. Yeah! Many thanks to Stacey Balkun and TCJWW.
We've been working on BOR issue 8. It's going to be gorgeous. Stop by the table at AWP and say hello.
I am making arrangements for my poetry break this summer. Not a break from poetry, but a break for poetry. I've never really had one before, and I want to do it right.
02 February 2015
After living in the Midwest for 35+ years, I have no excuse for being surprised by wicked winter weather. And yet, every time it knocks me a little off balance, especially when I lose a Monday.
In much warmer news, many, many thanks to Danielle Susi and The Rumpus for this review of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water. Here's a tidbit:
A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, Mary Biddinger’s new collection from Black Lawrence Press, is an idyllic scene…post-apocalypse. It is where beauty becomes darker. Where the light of an electric rail line illuminates an abandoned parking lot and where bombs are filled with thread.
Lately I've been making an effort to revise some new poems and then send them out for consideration. I am proud of myself for following through. Look for new poems in Trigger, The Laurel Review (prose poem issue!), Gargoyle, and jubilat.
Have you seen the sexy new cover of BOR 8?
Here's a little Akron snow.