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February 2010

Dzanc books selected "Trouble" by James Scannell McCormick for their Best of the Web Print Anthology! Well done, James!


Pushcart Nominations!

Nicholas and I chose the following six poems from the current issue to be nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize:

Good luck in the selection process everyone, and thanks for your excellent work!


Review Copies Received

Although we will not be able to review all books sent to us here at the Muse, I have decided to offer a logging service so readers can see the titles of everything that comes our way. You can find it on the new page "Review Copies Received," which is here. I will also say a few words here about books we are not planning to review in a main article, wherever possible. NOTE: Reviews may appear in either TBM or The Raintown Review.

Garden Haiku by Lily Wang is a charming book suitable for the amateur haiku enthusiast who is also a parent, and if this seems like an audience too small to support a book, then be thankful you live in America where no niche goes un-marketed! Haiku purists might find the poems a little lax--many are complete thoughts rather than juxtaposed images, and there is often a clear first person narrator--but there are nevertheless a few gems to be mined.

A child is a lighthouse, full of love--
To get to it,
Paddle with patience.

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