Welcome to four recently-arrived Birders: Jeanne, Deborah Harris, Claudia Samperi-Warren and Larry Dunning.
Jeanne and Deborah are students of mine in a poetry class at University of Denver’s University College. I look forward to reading whatever keen comments they care to make!
Claudia is proprietress of the extraordinary blog poetfranksamperi, which serves as an ongoing tribute to her father, the fine poet Frank Samperi. It’s one of the lower points of my reading life that my copies of Samperi’s Prefiguration and Lumen Gloriae were in a box of books I had shipped home from Oregon after a brief sojourn there, only to have the box get lost in transit. I’ve sometimes fantasized that it will show up one day, with stickers of some kind indicating where all it’s been. But my practical side long ago replaced Samperi’s books and added the missing book of that trilogy, Quadrifariam. He is an indispensable poet.
Larry is a writer of short stories and novels who you can find out more about here; he doesn’t mention it on his site, but Larry has a new collection of stories on the way in the Fall. Maybe he’ll put a flashy alert on that home page of his. Hmmm? Larry?