Letter from the President
here it is. The annual round robin, catch--up letter that
most people dread having to get through. So, Ill try to
keep it short (ha and ha.)
in West Palm. I had been scheduled to take a Writer-in-Residence
position at a university in Mexico, but after further dialog,
it became clear it was not for me. Long story. But I rented my
apartment as of Jan 15 with a view toward flying to Mexico and
so now I must leave early. I may be back in April or I may just
rent it for the year and continue on north. Ah, the gypsy life.
little press (Poets--choice.com) published ten books since
2016 (FIRST, DO NO HARM, TO START WITH, FEEL FORTUNATE, A WAY
TO HOME, New and Selected
Poems, REUNION, A Memoir ,THE BANQUET, CAFÉ SELECT, REFLECTIONS
: Paintings & Poems from a Poet's Gallery, BABUSHKAS
BEADS: A Geography of Genes, New and Selected Poems, HARBINGERS,
AFRICAN CAKEWALK) This included my own memoir REUNION which describes
the rise of Donald Trump and my travel to Bulgaria to carry some
of Williams ashes to the Rila Monastery. This years
William Meredith Award for Poetry will be announced January 9th,
the anniversary of his birth. We had readings in different venues,
and the new Bulgarian Ambassador announced that the embassy would
be our permanent home to announce future Meredith Awards.
began a capital campaign to keep the foundation (WilliamMeredithFoundation.org)
and continue activities for 2019 the Centenary of Williams
birth. Youll find lots of interesting archival information
there if you visit.
Thats about it, work wise. The screenplay Ive been
working on for several decades has won two internet competitions
and if I can finally find a producer, may end my perennial financial
challenges. I may need to sell one of my properties this spring.
Things change, runs the cliché. But so far,
Ive kept all the balls in the air and am happy. My friend
Nancy remains a big part of my life, Im looking after my
health, and my little dog Sydney continues to be a joy for me.
I miss the two dearest of the recently dead, my mother and William.
But they are still with me. How could they not be?
Love really does make the world go round. I hope it is sustaining
you too wherever you are, whatever your circumstances. Here is
some from me.
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