So we’ve been hibernating, working, reading, writing, snacking, sleeping, dancing, drinking, slacking or some such. That’s no excuse, tho. We’ve been polishing our upcoming anniversary issue which will drop the first week of May! But while we’ve been away, amazing, AMAZING things have been happening for our editors and contributors. We thought it was very necessary to put these fancy schmancy happenings in one place so that we all can keep track of the AWESOME that is unfolding this year.
Elana Bell (issue nO.2) has been awarded the Walt Whitman Prize by the American Academy of Poets.
Roger Bonair Agard (issue nO.3) has released his second collection of poetry, Gully, published by Cypher Press. He recently appeared on NPR’s Tell Me More reading and discussing his work as part of National Poetry Month.
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (issue nO.3) was awarded a NEA Grant earlier this year.
Union Station Magazine contributor Jon Sands has just released his first collection of poetry, The New Clean, published by Write Bloody Press. Additionally, Jon is starring in the web series, Verse, produced and directed by Ram Devineni (a friend and favorite of ours) of Rattapallax.
Issue nO.1 and Platform contributor Mara Jebsen is a contributing writer for 3 Quarks Daily.
Stacia L. Brown (issue nO.1) is writing for the Loop 21.
Lastly, Editor Lynne Procope has launched a new performance/reading series at 116 Macdougal, the home of the Gaslight Cafe, founded in 1958 for a sweet (13 +/- year) period, was another space for the bohemia New York to showcase emerging talent. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Bill Cosby all took the stage at early points in their careers. This Wednesday night, the second installation of the Gaslight Salon Series debuts with What Will The Neighbors Say?, featuring Geoff Kagan Trenchard, Tyemba Jess, Saeed Jones and Mazz Swift.
Whew! That’s it for now. Or, rather, this is how we’re winning the dime-1! (Thanks Roger.)