The 2011 Rona Jaffe winners were recently announced. They include Melanie Drane, Apricot Irving, Fowzia Karimi, Namwali Serpell, and JoAnn Wypijewski and one of my favorite newer writers, Merritt Tierce.
Meh. Hemon is pretty good, I suppose. And I saw Gibbons get into a pretty amusing argument with a couple of other poets during a Warren Wilson lecture.
Otherwise, why waste time? I think I’ll wait for Underwhelmed Week. When’s that one, Blake?