While the Cat Was Away

Y had several nice nods while we were off for the holidays.¬† On Sunday January 6, 2013, Poetry Daily featured¬†“When Menthol Was Queen,” from Y.

And Shelf Awareness’ Robert Gray reported poet sightings from the Heartland Fall Forum.

Robert Gray: January Is Winter Poetry Month

Leslie Adrienne Miller and Dobby Gibson

There’s a story behind my unilateral decision to name January 8 the first day of Winter Poetry Month. It all began at the Moveable Feast Luncheon during Heartland Fall Forum in Minneapolis last October. I was fortunate enough to be at a table with Graywolf Press poets Dobby Gibson (for his upcoming book It Becomes You) and Leslie Adrienne Miller (for her much-praised and excellent collection Y). Two poets at one table happened to be a pleasant–and unprecedented–moment in my life as a poetry reader and longtime participant in variations-on-a-moveable-feast at trade shows.