Thursday, March 18, 2010

We knew him back when...

...poet Brent Goodman hadn't yet been nominated for two prestigious awards for his collection of poetry The Brother Swimming Beneath Me. The collection is 2010 finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and a Thom Gunn Poetry Award from the Publishing Triangle.

Goodman spent Friday and Saturday last week working with area teachers and Red River Valley Writing Project teacher consultants. It was an intense, delightful plunge into writing poetry and thinking about poetry. And Goodman gave a public reading at the North Dakota Museum of Art Saturday night.

If you missed working with Goodman, give yourself a bit of a kick; you missed something terrific.

And yesterday, the award nominations for Goodman were announced. Wow!

(Remember when some of us had dinner with Junot Diaz.......)