Good News and Laurels

As it happens, good news tends to distract us from the real work that has to be done.  This past weekend, I had the pleasure of reading poetry and speaking to Suzie Martinez on Fort Collins Public Radio, which was a great experience.  Right before that, I found out that Little Oblivion was selected as a finalist in the Poetry category for the Colorado Book Award this year by the Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book.  I’m really excited about this honor, and the readings that are a part of this.  I’m getting more of an opportunity to get back into my reading voice…  so poetry month may turn into a month about other people’s poetry rather than me writing new work.  I’m itching to edit, to submit, so I will probably focus on that this month.