This week we welcome Martha Silano as our guest author. Marthais the author of four books of poems, most recently The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and Reckless Lovely, both from Saturnalia Books. She also co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice (Two Sylvias Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, Ecotone, Orion, and North American Review, where she won the 2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize, and online at The Awl, Terrain.org, Superstition Review, Drunken Boat, Rattle, and Truck. Martha edits Crab Creek Review and teaches at Bellevue College. David Wagoner picked her poem "Love" for the Best American Poetry 2009. Martha blogs at Blue Positive, and her Twitter handle is @marthasilano.
In other news . . .
On May 1, David Lehman is heading to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg to take part in the Moorman Symposium on the New York School and the South. The Symposium, conceived and organized by Angela Ball, will include readings and panel discussion by Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, David Lehman, Denise Duhamel, David Kirby, and Barbara Hamby. Find the full schedule of events here.
If you can't catch a flight to Mississippi, you have two ways to follow along with us. We'll be live-tweeting from the Symposium (@bestampo) and Allison Campbell will post here. Allison is a poet and PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. She's explored the New York School aesthetic through poet Angela Ball's course, "Poets of the New York School and the New York School Diaspora." Allison's poems have appeared in Rattle, Witness, and Harpur Palate. Thank you, Allison!