I handed my grades in yesterday. Today, I’m trying to figure out where to begin again. I’ve got a pile of books and chaps to read, submissions to weed through, emails to answer, my own Dusie chap to finish, and a day full of sun before me. There is a “yay” welling up within there somewhere~
This morning I watched a PBS talk show with guest, Francis Fukuyama, and decided I will read his new book, AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy sometime this summer. A very articulate Fukuyama is considered something of a turncoat by the neoconservatives as of late, and may seem like a dangerous entity to that camp now. And I am terribly uninformed as usual, so why not?
In other nice news, Kate Greenstreet included me in her fun project on first books. Read my answers here along with responses from writers, Shanna Compton, Andrea Baker, Stacy Szymaszek, Tony Tost, Brian Teare, and Jen Benka.
Happy summer, everyone!
Responses to “Dances with Mannequins”
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.