Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

HUMP day Hoopla!

Lots of HOOPLA going on this week! Buzz is all over the net about Prizes, and decisions, and winners and all sorts of other flotsam and jetsam:

1) Poet Tracy K. Smith earns a Pulitzer Poetry Prize for her Life on Mars:

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S33/46/07Q45/index.xml?section=topstories

2) No Pulitzer Prize for Fiction? Hmm…

And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t – NYTimes.com

http://www.georgetown.edu/news/maureen-corrigan-judges-pulitzer.html

3) I returned from DIRE Literary Series in Boston with a poetry chapbook “contract” with this fine indie press. More forthcoming, but needless to say, I’m over the moon, giddy beyond belief. Thanks diva, Gloria Mindock!

http://www.cervenabarvapress.com/

4) Marc Vincenz’s “Corruption,” at The Potomac:

http://thepotomacjournal.com/issue12/Poetry/Vincenz.html

5) VIDA is honoring Adrienne Rich with 21 Love poems to her. Read them all, but here’s the latest one:

http://www.vidaweb.org/adrienne-rich-a-very-sharp-knife-between-the-pages-of-a-book – .T40RhJ3a91U.facebook

6) Thunderclap Press continues publishing some excellent poems, including this one, by James Claffey, for NaPoMo:

http://thunderclappress.com/2012/04/15/poem-a-day-april-13th-2012-james-claffey/

7) I will be leading a Flash Fiction online course in July/ August for JMWW. There are also three other courses available in various genres:

http://jmww.150m.com/Seminars.html

http://jmww.submishmash.com/submit

8) How can you sit down when you listen to this song? Try it and see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJzuqZEbFHQ

9) The exquisite Blue Five Notebook is available here, congrats Sam and Michelle and writers:

http://bluefifthreview.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/blue-five-notebook-april-2012-12-7/

10) This just in: Len Kuntz takes second place in the String-of-10 FOUR Flash Fiction Contest at Flash Fiction Chronicles. Thanks for the link, Gay Degani:

2nd Place String-of-10 FOUR: Story and Interview with the Author Len Kuntz « Flash Fiction Chronicles

Please don’t forget you can get Flash Fiction Fridays (9781105460937): Robert Vaughan: Books at AMAZON!!!

That’s it for now. I’m having a blast and I hope you are, too! Happy Spring!