1. So it seems as if this blog is going to acquire a broader readership: the publisher of Autumn House Press has invited me to join the blog staff of the Coal Hill Review. In essence this means I'll do nothing more than keep writing for my own blog, but now some of what I post will also periodically appear on the review's site. But my eight faithful readers: you know that no one will ever replace you in my heart.
2. The Frost Place has announced a 10% discount on all of its summer poetry programs. Sign up, sign up, sign up! Tell your friends to sign up! Important note: you do not have to be a classroom teacher to attend the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. If you work with other readers and writers as a mentor, in a book group, as a workshop facilitator--even if you are only thinking about doing these things--the conference is for you.
3. String Field Theory will be playing a short set on Saturday night at the East Sangerville Grange. The Facebook site has a few awkward videos, including one in which the video tripod falls over, but this one isn't too bad.