Saturday, May 22, 2004

Well I am pleased to have talked to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, and secured him to read at the April 2005 Poetry Festival at the Newton Free Library Poetry Series. Joining him will be Steve Almond and Nancy Kassel.

Poet Robert K. Johnson will be the recipient of the next Ibbetson Street Press Life-Time Achievement award in Nov 2004. ( Jimmy Tingle Theatre-Davis sq)

The Somerville News Writers Festival is coming along well. Thanks to cofounder Timothy Gager, we have secured Tom Perrotta and Andre Dubus lll as featured readers.

Ibbetson Street 15 will be released June 12 at the celebratory reading at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery in Cambridge.

Louisa Solano, the owner of the Grolier Poetry Bookshop in Harvard square tells me she is near ready to sell. She will be my guest May 25 on Poet To Poet/ Writer To Writer.