So now it's October. (I always feel proud when I manage at least one blog post a month.) In lit news, I got word yesterday that one of my poems, published in an online issue earlier this year, will be featured in The Medulla Review's second print anthology -- good times!
Before long, I'll need to start work on Melusine's first print edition -- kind of a daunting task, I must admit, since I haven't dealt with the offline printing process since my college's lit magazine, and that was not self-funded. But it will be kind of exciting. I'm looking forward to starting the selections at the beginning of the year -- the fun part. The new online issue is slated for late November, which has been the pattern for the past few years.
In more monumental lit news, I was happy to hear that Tomas Transtromer got the Nobel. Yes, he happens to be Swedish, but he's a hugely influential poet, not just in Sweden or in Europe but the world over, and has been for some time. And the man is 80. Now is the time. He fully deserved it, and I think it was a good choice.