Cave Canem. I'm ecstatic. I tried not to think about it back when I applied, but some of my favorite poets are involved; on the faculty, or on board in some way. Claudia Rankine comes to mind, especially. And Walter Mosely. You know what, I'm going to stop myself before I start rambling. I'm this close to being a graduated fellow. Well. You know. Minimum of three years, quite a bit of work, and some traveling and random expenses. That close.
Tuesday was the Bianca Spriggs Kaffir Lily book release party, and it was tight. Elizabeth Beck did the event planning, and it was held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY. Elizabeth did a great job. It screamed of Bianca. There were mermaids, and bling, and henna, and chocolate, and damn good poetry. More on the poetry in a later post, but let me just say that if you have the money, stop wasting your time and just buy Kaffir Lilly. Seriously.
Lastly, anyone who has a good memory or actively visits my blog or website will notice the changes. I've made both easier on the eyes. This blog now supports much bigger videos and pictures, which is good for everyone, and encourages me to post those things. And finally, my website has an updated bio and list of some of my publication credits, which makes it really the only place you can currently go to see where I've been published.
Even more to come. I'm always on some kinda grind.