Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Best New Poets of 2012

I'm sorry I missed a celebratory reading at BookCourt tonight, to showcase the Best New Poets of 2012. I was happy to see Dan Meltz has been chosen as one of the poets, and was one of the readers. I worked with Dan at Columbia University Press many years ago & he was the best kind of co-worker - smart, well-read, talky, funny, gossipy, self-effacing.  And a wonderful writer. Dan, I remember some of your stories back then, & the old Upper West Side SRO days. Congratulations!

"Daniel Meltz is a technical writer at Google. As a younger man he taught geometry to the deaf and WordPerfect to the blind. He lives in midtown between a beauty parlor and a nail salon. His work has been published in American Poetry Review, upstreet, Mudfish, Audio Zine, Assisi, Temenos, FortyOunceBachelors, Columbia Review, Lana Turner and CrossConnect."

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