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.