Dear annogrammers, Happy Cinco de Mayo! Party on, in this month of wild hot/cold weather, gorgeous blooms, gratitude for vaccines, and hopes for a good summer. So much to celebrate, and cook and eat, as you will read.
The New York Society Library 30 Days of Poetry
Thanks to Ligia M. Yamazaki for translating Face Painting in the Dark (Dos Madres Press, 2014) into Spanish. You can hear three poems read in English and Spanish from (Madrid). Gracias to María Luisa Lopez for this great translation debut!
Amazon Best Seller
So excited to be in Brought to Sight and Swept Away: A Poetry Anthology About Time (Vita Brevis Press). Editor Brian Geiger reports this book ranked no. 2 in Amazon’s new release poetry anthology category upon its April debut. Purchase and help nudge it to no. 1!
Star Basketball Player Reimagines Quilting
Ode to Toad Lily Press
this fine retrospective on Toadlily Press, founded
by poets Myrna Goodman,
Meredith Trede, Maxine
Silverman, and Jennifer Wallace.
This video celebrates NEA recipient Pamela
Hart, former Washington Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen, and Pushcart winning poet Heidi Hart.
We miss Toad Lily and its beloved quartet chapbook series!
New and Recent Releases
Pierre Fuller, Famine Relief in Warlord China (Harvard University Press)
Brian Geiger, Ed. Brought to Sight and Swept Away: A Poetry Anthology About Time (Vita Brevis Press)
Growing Up (Pure Slush + Truth Serum Press)
Mikhail Iossel, Love Like Water, Love Like Fire (Bellevue Literary) pre-order
George Kalamaras, We Slept the Animal (Dos Madres Press)
Pedestal 87.5 20th anniversary issue
The Poet Magazine on Faith, Spring 2021
Jean-Luc Pouliquen, Vu de Parc (Independently published)
Gail Reitano, Italian Love Cake (Bordighera Press)
The London Reader open call for poetry
and writing on the moon by May 9
Pedestal 88 open for submissions May 3-30
Poetry Institute of New York open call for poetry and photography
The Poet open call on friends and friendship
Slapering Hol Chapbook Competition, deadline June 15
Writing Off the Walls open call for poet and writer responses to art exhibit
|Drawing by AK|
"Poetic Meters Are Interesting"
Mini Tutorial on Poetic Meter thanks to Yorktown Poet Laureate John McMullen
ModPo, University of Pennsylvania’s free poetry course and global community
May Readings and Events – ET
|Myung Mi Kim|
May 7, 7pm, Poetry With District Leader Cory Provost, Patricia Carragon, Roxanne Hoffman, Pauline Findlay, Jerry Johnson, Stephanie Laterza, Martina McGowan, Carrie Magness Radna, James Rivera, Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal, Megha Sood; register here
May 9, 4pm, Enclave Series (1pm Tucson), Myung Mi Kim; register here
May 22-23, 8am-8am, International Focusing Institute, Focus-A-Thon; free
Monthly Readings – ET
First Sunday, 4pm, Poetic License (Austin)
Every Tuesday, 2pm, Spoken Word World (Paris)
Every Tuesday, 7pm, Curley’s Diner
Third Fridays, 7pm, Hudson Valley Writers Center Open Mic – click on third Friday for details
Can’t Be Beet Salad
It’s going to be hot soon, and we’ll be craving cool and healthy salads—here’s one that fits the bill.
2 medium organic beets, roasted*,
peeled, diced into bite-sized pieces
2 .5 oz fresh organic baby arugula
1.5 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup roughly chopped toasted
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp organic lemon juice
1/4 tsp dry powdered mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
*To roast beets, scrub raw beets clean, coat with a little olive oil, double-wrap in aluminum foil, and roast in 400°F oven 90 minutes. Make vinaigrette: Place dressing ingredients in a jar and shake. Adjust to taste. Assemble salad: Compose each plate with a handful of arugula, cooked chopped beets, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped toasted walnuts. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Enjoy!
ʼRound the Net
|Sarah Bracey White|
Translators Chen Du and Xisheng Chen on their upcoming book, A Naturalist’s Manor (Chax Press) by Yan An
Writer Claudia Hammon for sharing this NYT article on the importance of poets
Budding artist and grand nephew Oliver Hulse for helping color-in the global All Togther Now video
|J. Chester Johnson|
Author J. Chester Johnson for his article on racial forgiveness and Lit Hub excerpt from his book
Poet and artist Linda Simone for sharing 50 new streamed poetry recordings
Poetry CaravanAn Evening of ShakespeareLatin Explosion“Carousel Girl,”“Our Friend Wendy, It’s Her Birthday,”“Happy Trans Girl Like Me”
Until next time,