02 April 2008

Kind of a big deal.

So, today is a big day for me. It's not new news, but it's official now. Here's a hint, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. I don't feel too different yet.

We had lots of fun with Zach yesterday when he visited my class. It's so nice when a visiting poet can be totally natural, and give spontaneous advice to the students in a way that they can really understand. Here are a few more pics:

Zach in action.

It was April Fool's Day, after all.

Lunch afterwards at the Martin Center.

I think it may be time to get a new coat (finally). Oh my! What happened to my ugly old coat?

This beauty arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Congratulations to Clay Matthews on his new book, Superfecta!


Steven D. Schroeder said...

Oh, KIND OF a big deal. Because really, aren't we all in charge of poetry book series? :-P

Seriously, congratulations on it being official, and it's well deserved.

Anne said...

Very cool! If the quality of BOR is any indication, you'll be a very good editor. Though I am probably a wee bit biased there. :)

Amy said...

Between you and Dumanis, Northeast Ohio is going to WAKE UP. Congrats Mary!

Justin Evans said...


I econd Steven's take on this. It IS a big deal. A VERY BIG DEAL. On the other hand, we all know you've got it all under control.

Have fun.

Karen J. Weyant said...

Great News and Good Luck!

Brent Goodman said...

congrats - and thanks for posting about clay's book. Ghost Road is putting out some amazing stuff!

jeannine said...

Congrats you bigwig of the poetry scene you!

Anonymous said...

Mary Biddinger: bringin' the poetry buzz to the Kron!

Penultimatina said...

Thanks so much, y'all. *blush*

greg rappleye said...


It is a really big deal; Akron is a great series. One of the best, I think.

Congratulations. Well deserved.

32poems.com said...

Great news! Very exciting. =)

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