Two real treats came in the mail today. The first is yet another memoir by Marlena De Blasi, this one set in Sicily. Isn't that the most beautiful book cover you've ever seen?
The second is the most recent issue of American Arts Quarterly, a journal I always look forward to for its fresh take on representational art, both contemporary and historical. This time around, though, I've been awaiting AAQ even more breathlessly, because a poem of mine is in it, along with poems by Joseph Bathanti, and Kim Bridgford.