Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in a reading with some other poets from Flatmancrooked's Slim Volume of Contemporary Poetics: Joseph Atkins, James Benton, Joshua McKinney, and Steve Owen. Though I was the sole female voice there, the range of work was invigorating. From Atkins' sculptural language play to the quiet wit of Benton and McKinney to Owen's raucous surrealism, I felt that the mix, while maybe just a result of dumb luck, perfectly mirrored the aesthetic of the anthology. Plus, we were surrounded by duck decoys. So, there's that, too.
Thanks to James Benton, in particular, for MC'ing the event. And thank you to my fellow poets--all the luck of the Irish to you in your writing. If you were unable to attend the reading, and desperately want a copy of the anthology (and who doesn't?), you can now purchase it from Amazon or Powell's Books. Bonus: it will cost you far less than a pot's worth of gold.