It's been a big week for writing and West Virginia.
At least, I think so.
Ann Pancake, a writer I admire so very much, allowed Keegan Lester and me to publish her "Letter to West Virginia" at Souvenir. I can't even say how excited I am that she allowed us to share this through our journal. To say I'm honored doesn't event come close to being enough.
I hope you will take time to read it.
Also this week, there has been several events around a new anthology of West Virginia writers from the WVU Press: Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods. Thursday there was a reception sponsored by the WVU Provost and Friday night there was a reading at 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown. Stay tuned--there will be other upcoming events!
Somehow I didn't get nearly enough pictures this week, but here are a few to share:
Here's the book's cover. Isn't just gorgeous?
Doug Van Gundy took this pic of me waiting to read. I had to read between two real master writers/readers--after Mark Brazaitis and before Jim Harms. Let me tell you, those guys are pros!
But everyone who read was a real pro.
Dominique Bruno, the best PR-gal for writers, snapped this photo of me reading.
In two days, I got to be among so many friends--old friends, new friends, new friends that feel like old friends!
Here I am with John Hoppenthaler, a friend of over 20 years, a terrific poet, in town to be a part of the reading.