Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And more congratulations

Two terrific new first books: Anna Journey's IF BIRDS GATHER YOUR HAIR FOR NESTING, a winner of the National Poetry Series, chosen by Thom Lux. And Paul Otremba's THE CURRENCY, just published by Four Way Books. There's something truly heartening about
wonderful first books -- the sense of arrival, a sensibility that already seems achieved, even in its initial appearance, a new way of seeing and speaking.


Nancy Devine said...


Did you know your story about your hideous North Beach experience is here?
In case the link doesn't work, it's at the SF Literary Culture Examiner...I got there somehow through Twitter.

Nancy Devine said...
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Paul Lisicky said...

Yay to Paul! Yay to Anna!

Here's Paul's This Wren.

And Anna's Clockwork Erotica.