This week we welcome back Martha Silano as our guest blogger. Martha is the author of The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, chosen by Campbell McGrath as the winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her other collections are Blue Positive and What the Truth Tastes Like. Her poems have appeared in many places, including American Poetry Review, Poetry Daily, TriQuarterly, and Best American Poetry 2009. Martha teaches at Bellevue College. Welcome, Martha.
In other news . . .
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in history. It marked a turning point in the history of the labor movement in the US. Now the Jewish Daily Forward is accepting original, unpublished English and Yiddish poems that reflect upon the tragic fire’s meaning and legacy. A distinguished panel of judges will select a winning poem in each language to receive a $500 cash prize and to be published in the Forward. Details here.
Nin Andrews interviews Richard Mathews for Meet the Press.