The Month of Scented Things

Here's a brief slideshow of the lovely blur that was October and the release of The Book of Scented Things.

The Literary House launch party on October 7, 2014.
Me, reading my poem & talking about poetry.

Editing discussion at the Arts Club of Washington on October 29, 2014.

With Caroline Knuth, lovely poet-friend who came to the DC launch.

It's been an amazing celebration of a month for our beloved anthology and both launch events were such fun. We were joined by contributors, friends, family, and even Chanel! Thank you to everyone who helped make these events so successful and thank you for welcoming The Book of Scented Things into the reading world. 

Some other things that happened in October:
  • The Book of Scented Things landed an amazing review by poet-perfumista Kathleen Rooney in The Chicago Tribune! It ran in their dedicated books section, Printers Row Journal, on October 16.
  • Jehanne and I attended our first Dodge Poetry Festival from October 24-26! Among the fabulous poets I got to hear read and talk were Rita Dova, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sally Wen Mao, Shara McCallum, Tracy K. Smith and many others. And I got to catch up with Newark poetry friends Bryanna Tidmarsh, Michael VanCalbergh, and Melissa Adamo. Also, Bryanna and Michael's lovely little Nora.

For November, I am participating in my poetry version of NaNoWriMo: a poem a day for a month. Here's to another busy, happy month of poetry and books!


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