Sometimes, we get so busy that it feels like the world passes by at warp speed. And so, it makes sense that some of the most exciting news slips by without any warning signs! Without the slightest whimper.
But in this case, I am so thrilled to notice that my dear friend and wonderful writer, Nancy Freund, reviewed Microtones for Necessary Fiction.
Nancy and I crossed paths at The University of Iowa in 2010- we were there to attend two different workshops. We walked up to the coffee table that first morning like we had an agenda. And our conversation, easy and intriguing, lead us to side-by-side seats for the main presentation that morning. And that was it! She vanished into her workshop, as did I. But through social media, and the advance of technology, we have maintained contact. I am so grateful for her friendship and support.
One of the poems that she mentions in the review, a quieter one that didn’t warrant much attention is “Summer of ’66,” first published in RiverBabble: Robert Vaughan: Summer of ’66.
Thanks Leila Rae, editor of River Babble Journal; and Nancy Freund, for your unwavering support and illuminating words.