Monthly Archives: October 2011
I’ve caught a few episodes of “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” on the Science Channel and found a fellow “Stanek.” While I have no reason to believe there is a direct familial connection, I do know that some of my grandparents’ relatives ended up in Chicago, which is home town to particle physicist Bob Stanek. Imagine my delight in finding out that not only is Bob a physicist, he also believes in having a sense of humor, contrary to what Dr. Sheldon Cooper of “The Big Bang Theory” may think. I encourage you to check out the Wall Street Journal article explaining the connection between science and humor. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122048206487796841.html?mod=hpp_us_pageone
It’s good to be back at my desk after a couple of weeks of medical leave. Thanks to all for your prayers and well wishes.
It’s the height of the fall reading period and if you are already in my queue, you will definitely have your submissions in hand well before the deadlines begin. If you did not queue up, many journals and presses will be reading through spring and there are always those that read year-round.
On a humerous note, it seems our military has decided that my web site is considered “entertainment” and therefore is not accessible to our troops overseas. I’m not certain I would catagorize poetry submission preparation along with Hulu or Netflix…
My poem “A Walking Tour of Central Europe on American Soil” appears in the I-90 Manifesto edition of Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, guest-edited by Sean Thomas Dougherty. http://www.redactions.com/
Poet Michael Meyerhofer will be in Rochester next week courtesy of Palettes & Quills, Poetic Effect, the Arts Minor Program at St. John Fisher College and Just Poets. If you’re in the area, he will be reading at the Golisano Gateway on Fisher’s campus Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm. Meyerhofer’s books include Blue Collar Eulogies and Pure Elysium, which won the Palettes & Quills Chapbook Contest judged by Dorianne Laux. I hope to see you there. http://palettesnquills.com/