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Old 05-10-2001, 11:14 AM
Robert J. Clawson Robert J. Clawson is offline
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My "Grappling" runs three pages in the current Southern Review.

Two "buddies," Bruce Weigl and Marilyn Nelson (from the Joiner Center's Writer's Workshop) also have three pages.

Nelson's nine Triolets are worth particular attention: they're based on the aftermath of the firebombing of a Creole village in Mauritius during racial "unrest" in 1999, in a village named, "Triolet."

Sandy Taylor, editor at Curbstone Press (Willimantic, Connecticut), is printing a small chapbook of Nelson's triolets about Triolet, and sending the profit to the African hamlet for schoolbooks. Saint Sandy Taylor!

Note: Marilyn Nelson won the 2000 Poets Prize, edging Thomas Lux. (Maybe it was the 1999.) She's no fly-by-night. She's a poet who'll endure.


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Old 05-14-2001, 09:59 AM
Michael Juster Michael Juster is offline
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Bob: Although I am green with envy (having tried to crack The Southern Review for almost a decade), congratulations!!! It's a huge credit, and you should be very proud. I also agree with you about Nelson--by the way, she's the guest reader at this year's West Chester conference. She's not much of a teacher (I took a seminar from her at WC several years ago), but she's a true poetic talent and a very fine reader. Mike
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Old 05-14-2001, 11:41 AM
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Bob, I'm even greener with envy, having failed to connect there. Congrats!

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Old 05-14-2001, 11:47 AM
Richard Wakefield Richard Wakefield is offline
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Bob: That's one of the publications at the top echelon -- congratulations!

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Old 05-15-2001, 02:09 AM
drchazan drchazan is offline
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Bravo, Bob, Bravo!

Makes my little accomplishment miniscule by comparison!

(I have such a very long way to go before I can even dream about submitting my work to Southern Review.)

Just one person's opinion.
Davida Chazan
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Old 05-15-2001, 04:47 AM
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O! Nice job RJ, congratulations!

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