WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING IN POETRYLAND
HTMLGIANT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF JOHN DEMING AND MELINDA WILSON.
The happy couple–who together comprise 2/3 of the Coldfront editorial triumvirate–have been dating for as long as we’ve known them, and already own two dogs together, so this might seem like not such a big deal to you, but we think that it is really huge and we are very excited and happy for them. It is unclear as of this writing how the official consolidation of their power will impact the other 1/3 of Team Coldfront, the Canadian poet Graeme Bezanson. Other details surrounding the engagement are likewise sketchy, though we did learn from Wilson that Deming was “very cute” and “got the ask right the second time”–which we think is pretty not bad, and probably better than we would have done in the same situation–which, we’d like to note, we are not even remotely close to finding ourselves in. [Sigh.] Bezanson is traveling later this week to Africa–ostensibly to his own sister’s wedding, but potentially to form new poetry-criticism-website-related alliances in the face of this sudden change in the landscape of power. He is expected back well in advance of the D+W wedding, which will be in New Hampshire sometime in early 2012, contingent on the forbearance of the Mayan calendar. Maybe they will have wedding photos that look like this: