The rules of grammar scored a big victory in a recent Ohio appeals court decision. Read more here.
Baltimore’s City Paper recently posted a very good review of Gary Blankenburg’s Above All Things. Read it here.
BhB would like to congratulate Juan Felipe Herrera on being appointed Poet Laureate for 2015-16 by the Library of Congress. He is the first Hispanic official poet of the United States. Click here for more information.
Kathi Wolfe, author of The Uppity Blind Girl Poems, will be reading at the Rock Creek Nature Center in Washington, DC on June 21st at 3 PM as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series. Click here for more details.
Kathi Wolfe, winner of the 2014 Stonewall Chapbook Competition, has written a new article for the Washington Blade. BhB is mentioned. Read it here.
The New Day Campaign is looking for readers and commentators as part of their Book Club and Spot Reading events. Included in the list of potential contributors are BhB authors Gary Blankenburg and Brad Sachs. Here is more directly from Peter Bruun (email@example.com):
Be sure to come out to the LitMore Cultural Center on June 18 at 7 PM for a poetry reading by Gary Blankenburg. Gary is the author of the new BhB book, ABOVE ALL THINGS. Hope to see you there!
Baari Shabazz will be presenting at the Writing Outside the Fence Poetry Reading on Tuesday, May 26 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library . The event will take place in the Poe Room between 6 PM and 8 PM.
Baari is the co-author of BhB’s FOR COLORED GUYS WHO HAVE GONE BEYOND SUICIDE AND FOUND NO RAINBOW, which is now in its 4th printing and is also available as an eBook.
Shirley J. Brewer will be holding poetry workshop classes at Passager every Saturday in June from 10 AM to 12 PM. This workshop will be a great opportunity to interact with other poetry enthusiasts, flex your poetic muscles and develop your skills with Shirley’s help. Click here for further details and information on how to sign up.