The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Giving Voice session at a two-day arts seminar this May brought poetry to leaders from fields unaccustomed to considering the art: leaders from every sector: finance, social services, arts administration, marketing, real estate, education, media, health, engineering, insurance and government. Bravo! to the Foundation for reaching out beyond the teaching community and bringing poetry to a wider audience of leaders. A very interesting way of carrying out the mission of supporting poetry in our culture.
In other news: Mary Biddinger's brilliant chapbook, Saint Monica, is out from Black Lawrence Press. Having had a sneak peek, I'll say that you should rush over there and pre-order a copy right now! (Ships June 1.) You won't be sorry.