Dean Young Benefit Reading

Happy New Year, friends! (If belated.) This year my New Year’s resolutions are to write more poems, wear lipstick more often, and regularly update this blog. So here we go into 2011…

First with some exciting news. Anne and I just received the proofs for our upcoming e-chapbook from Blue Hour Press and they look great! Just a couple of small edits and it will soon be live.

Also, the newest issue of Denver Quarterly just arrived in my mailbox, featuring three poems by yours truly. The issue also features Cynthia Arrieu-King, Michelle Auerbach, Bruce Beasley, Janet Bowdan, James Capozzi, Chelsea Dappen, Julie Doxsee, Laura Eve Angel, Elaine Equi, Rebecca Farivar, Thomas Fink, Norman Finkelstein, Craig Foltz, Bill Freind, Elisa Gabbert, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Robert Glick, Joseph Hansen, Brian Henry, Terri Kapsalis, Patrick Leonard, Eugene Lim, Bridget Lowe, Sara Michas-Martin, David Milofsky, Bernard Noel (translated by Elena Rivera), Eric Pankey, Ray Ragosta, Jo Sarrzotti, Kate Schapira, Aaron Shunin, Arthur Sze, and Tony Trigilio. Big thanks to Julia, Jen, and all of the editors for making our poems looks so damn good.

Finally, on a more serious note, many of you know that poet Dean Young is waiting for a heart transplant. Next week there will be a benefit reading, organized by his friend Rob Casper. Here are the details:

Thursday, January 20th, 7:00 PM

New York, NY

BENEFIT READING IN HONOR OF DEAN YOUNG

A benefit reading in honor of the prominent poet and teacher, who is facing a heart transplant, featuring poets Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Mary Karr, Matthew Rohrer, Gerald Stern, Dara Wier, and others. All donations will be used to help Dean Young with his transplant expenses.

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. To read about Dean and make an online donation, please visit www.transplants.org.

Grand Gallery, National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park