Kay B. Day
freelance correspondent, author, speaker
Join me at the Library of Congress
Come to the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and
enjoy poems by three Florida poets. “Florida Poets Arrive” will
feature Dorothy K. Fletcher, Rize Cole, and me as part of the
LOC Poetry at Noon series. We’ll read poems about the
Sunshine State from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m. at the Mary
Pickford Theatre, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building (101
Independence Avenue, S.E.). The program is free and open to
the public. We plan to have a good time and if you’re in the
district, come and see us!
Many thanks to the Florida Times Union and Mandarin
Newsline for the great writeups in print about our event.
Stay on top of poetry news
Read my online biweekly column for The Writer. “Poetry Beat”
focuses on news, personalities, and poetry warriors. The
column is premium content; you must be a subscriber to read
it. We’ve featured poets like Lee Slominsky (Pythagoras in Love;
Orchises) whose stellar sonnets are included in mystery
novelist Carol Goodman’s extraordinary books. Goodman’s
next novel is slated for release in early 2007. I highly
recommend The Sonnet Lover, forthcoming from Ballentine,
and all her other novels too. Last week’s column focused on
the stoic Christine Potter who keeps the poets at Gazebo civil
and whose new book Zero Degrees at First Light (David
Roberts Books) has just been released. All the books would
make a lovely holiday gift for any reader.
Next up is a column revealing how poet-bloggers reach
readers (and themselves) with the format we call a Weblog.
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Around the 2007 corner, join me again
Join Dorothy K. Fletcher and me for Poetry in the Park Saturday,
January 13, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Mandarin Museum and
Historical Society is hosting the program at Walter Jones
Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road in Jacksonville. We’ll
share our experiences from the LOC reading and toss out
some of the poems read there.
Email stacked again
I can be slow to answer email. Because I’m a self-employed
writer, I have to triage all those messages every day. If your
email is not related to a current event or editorial project, it may
be awhile before I can answer it.
If you’re an aspiring writer, however, there is an abundance of
helpful information at my sites Creative Writer and at Bookbeat.