A few items worth looking at today:
Rachel Barenblat's post about John Jerome, a writer who meant a lot to me, especially when I took up competitive swimming as an adult, sent me to Google, where I found this appreciation by Bruce McCall (scroll down).
Glen Hartley and Lynn Chu have been David's agents at Writers' Representatives since he began publishing books. They also represent Harold Bloom, Douglas Crase, and Terry Teachout, whose biography of Duke Ellington is long-listed for the National Book Award in Nonfiction 2013. Their website gives an interesting round-up of book-related news.
Didi Menendez is at it again, this time with her "Glossary of Deidres," a mesmerizing film-in-progress of Nin Andrews' poem, with appearances by Lisa Marie Basile, Rita Maria Martinez, Ivy Alvarez, Duriel Harris, Victoria Selbach, Mulu Harper, Angela Hardy, Tammy Brewer, Kathleen Rooney,Leah Umansky, Ivonne Bess, and Nin Andrews. More Diedres will be added until the poem is finished. (Read by Timothy Brainard.)
If you know me at all, you know I love ballet, which is why I found this short film fascinating.
The Gramercy Tavern is among my favorite New York City restaurants, in part because Chef Michael Anthony joins in the celebration of National Poetry Month. I follow him on twitter, (@chefmikeanthony) where he shared this video. It reminded me of my 2009 tour of the Union Square Greenmarket with his chief steward Modesto "Mo" Batista, which was documented by Time Out New York here.
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