Poetry Editor Katherine Smith tells us that  her second book, Woman Alone on the Mountain, is due out this spring. She was also accepted at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida for May 19-June 8 as part of a cohort of poets working with Claudia Emerson on long series of poems.  Katherine has poems recent or forthcoming in Measure, The Cincinnati Review, Mezzo Cammin, Atlanta Review, Louisiana Literature and will have several readings on the horizon (the earliest will be in Charleston.).

Associate Editor Jarvis Slacks had an essay published in Cedar this month. As he says, “creative fiction is being misinterpreted because it’s no longer interpreted.”  Read his work and see if you agree.

Because it’s National Poetry Month, Mike Maggio, another of our talented associate editors, has been running 30 for 30, thirty days of poetry by thirty different poets. Just yesterday he announced that two contributors, Carrie Teresa Maison and Joanna Chen would be joining him on Tuesday, June 10, at 9 p.m. for Dennis Price’s interview program on Radio Fairfax.

Marianne Szlyk, one of  our associate editors and an active DC area poet, organized an afternoon of discussion of Emily Dickenson’s poetry co-sponsored with the DC Poetry Project. And she has had a goodly sum of poetry published as well.

Finally, our Technology Editor, J. Howard, is participating in a 4- week course on revising poetry with poet Molly Fisk.  This September, JH will be attending the Seeding the Future of African American Poetry: 3rd Decade Conference. at James Madison University.