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Early October Surprise

By Nick Twemlow

The Republican Party is going to accuse me of attempting to steal John McCain’s thunder today with an early October Surprise, and if I had posted this last week instead of today, ditto for the Democrats. So be it. I am happy to announce the latest round of Harriet writers, and if the media decides to run with this story, well, sorry RNC.
I’m back as Harriet editor from summer hiatus, and I’d like to first thank Alan Gilbert, Mark Nowak, D.A. Powell, Lucia Perillo, and Reginald Shepherd for a marvelous three-month run of posts. You will all be missed, though I hope we will continue to hear from you, especially as election season gets underway.
Which brings me to this fall’s lineup, which features poets from all over the map, including the UK. Please welcome Lavinia Greenlaw, from across the Atlantic; Forrest Gander in Rhode Island; Alaska’s very own Olena Kalytiak Davis; Javier Huerta in Berkeley, CA; a little further down the coast, Wanda Coleman in Los Angeles; and in October, Cathy Park Hong will join us from New York. Welcome to all of you.

Comments (6)

  • On September 4, 2008 at 11:16 am Kent Johnson wrote:

    Here’s a September surprise: One of the most amazing photographs you will ever see, posted today on Dale Smith’s Possum Ego blog. Could this be our next President?

  • On September 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm Kent Johnson wrote:

    Dumb, dumb, dumb. I forgot about Photoshop…

  • On September 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm Barbara Jane wrote:

    Javier Huerta, Wanda Coleman and Cathy Park Hong – awesome to see their names here. Can’t wait to read their posts.

  • On September 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm Michael Robbins wrote:

    Kent, even were the pic real she would not be our next president. But that glass ceiling has about 18,000,000 cracks in it!

  • On September 5, 2008 at 12:31 am Sheryl wrote:

    It looks like an interesting lineup. I’m happy to see Javier Huerta! Javier is brilliant and kind.

  • On September 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm Kent Johnson wrote:

    Thanks for that correction, Michael. Governor Palin seems to have made me even more excitable and muddle-headed than usual…

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, September 4th, 2008 by Nick Twemlow.