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!

5 thoughts on “HUMP day Hoopla!

  1. Betsy

    Congrats on the contract! I’m very happy for you and can’t wait to see you on June 23rd in NYC! We will have a grand celebration then. I hope you remember all of the little people in your life when you are famous 🙂

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