Pretend the World Takes a Short Summer Vacation
Sun, Jun 19 2011 07:37
What a marvelous spring! From the amazing launch party at the Loft Literary Center to this week's reading at Prairie Lights, Pretend the World has been doing wonderfully. Thanks to Birch Bark Books, Micawber's Books, Hamline Branch Public Library, Valley Books, The Bookcase, Watermark Books, Raven Books, and Bookin' It for hosting recent readings.
Other recent news: Pretend the World made the Poetry Foundation's bestseller list in May. In addition, I've had poems recently published in two anthologies: "Escape from Paradise, Iowa"is in the new Garrison Keillor anthology Good Poems, American Places, and"The Day Ten People Died at Red Lake" was included in Poetry City, USA, volume 1, from Lowbrow Press.
I'll be taking a short summer vacation from doing events, but exciting things are planned for this fall: the Pretend the World art exhibit will feature the work of four artists--Jes Lee, Jan Elftmann, Philip Noyed, and David Malcolm Scott--will open on Saturday, August 15 at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley. I'll also be doing readings in Park Rapids, Grand Marais, Des Moines, and Minneapolis. Come back here for more details later in the summer.