This week we welcome Sydney Lea as our guest blogger. Sydney is Poet Laureate of Vermont. His most recent collection of poems is I Was Thinking of Beauty (Four Way Books, 2013). Six Sundays Toward a Seventh: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock) appeared in 2012, as did his elected literary essays, A Hundred Himalayas (U. of Michigan Press).His third collection of naturalist essays, A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters and Wildlife, is now available from Skyhorse Publishing.
In other news . . .
Launch readings to celebrate The Best of the Best American Poetry:
April 4, 6:00 PM, Boston, MA: Metcalf Building, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor, Boston, MA. With Robert Pinsky, David Lehman, Frank Bidart, Carl Phillips, Lloyd Schwartz, Charles Simic, Rosanna Warren, and Franz Wright. Details here.
April 11, 7:00 PM, NYC: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY. With Robert Pinsky, David Lehman, Mark Doty, Edward Hirsch, Richard Howard, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Lawrence Joseph, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sarah Manguso, J.D. McClatchy, Paul Muldoon, Meghan O'Rourke, Tom Sleigh, Susan Wheeler, and C. K. Williams. Details here.