This week we welcome A. Van Jordan as our guest blogger. Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London Times; Quantum Lyrics, (2007); and The Cineaste, (2013), W.W. Norton & Co. Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Denise Duhamel has included a poem of his in the Best American Poetry 2013. He is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a United States Artists Williams Fellowship. He is a Professor in the Dept. of English at the University of Michigan, and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Welcome, A. Van.
In other news . . . Save the date: September 19, 2013, 7:00 pm. Celebrate the launch of the Best American Poetry 2013 at the New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY. Free. With Series Editor David Lehman and Guest Editor Denise Duhamel and an all star line up of contributors: Kim Addonizio,John Hennessy,Anna Maria Hong, Major Jackson, Lawrence Joseph, Noelle Kocot,Dorothea Lasky, Dorianne Laux, Amy Lawless, Amy Lemmon, Anthony Madrid, Sally Wen Mao,Vijay Seshadri, Mitch Sisskind, Stephanie Strickland, Wendy Xu.