It’s quite a big deal for me that this week, I’m a Poet of the Week on the Poetry Super Highway for my poem, Combed up Velvet. I am so happy about the way Editor Rick Lupert has helped to champion my work, and just wanted to share that with you.
Here’s what I saw in the newsletter this morning
Just below is a screenshot. I was still waking and blurry eyed when I read the news. It actually took me a moment to realize that the featured poet from Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate = ME. I’m that one.
Yes, I did know I would be featured. It was still a surprise seeing it in print like this. In an email. In my inbox. From a resource I frequently read and where I’m subscribed.
Then I saw this
I was even more thrilled to see that further down the newsletter, Rick Lupert had included a special link to my website! Here’s a screenshot of it.
When I clicked through to visit Poetry Super Highway, I saw my FACE!
(Note: what you see below is just a screenshot. The links shown are just a picture of links, quite unusable. A real link is coming! Promise.)
About Combed up Velvet
This poem is one where I wanted to express a story, one that feels emotional and vibrant only because of the words used to describe what’s happening. Here’s an excerpt:
Windswept gatherings of confused moths cloud over and flitter across my speckled memory, moving, flickering candlelit flowers, held up above, hovering over such white linen, rough woven dusty with peachy sprinkles that sparkle, sparkle …
Poetry Super Highway, edited by Rick Lupert, Los Angeles, California, August 2022.