Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday this holiday weekend! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).
Yolanda at Notorious Spinks Talks is hosting in September. One of my favorite things about participating in blog events is finding new-to-me blogs, like Yolanda's. Please pay her a visit!
My wonderful friend and renaissance woman Kirsten Rian gave me two books of poetry. An accomplished poet herself -- along with being a writing professor, painter, and jazz singer -- Kirsten has been expanding my limited poetry horizons since we were roommates in college.
Journeyman's Wages by Clemens Starck.
Portland: Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from Portland, Oregon, published by Ooligan Press as part of the Pacific Poetry Project. Kirsten's poem "Night Landing" is included in this collection, which was edited by Susan Denning, Jesse Lichtenstein, and Leah Stenson.