Nearly the Nearly (free!)

Colin Begg's account of the production of D A Prince's Nearly the Happy Hour (the first HappenStance book-length collection) is available for free download from the HappenStance shop.

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Trish Ace in Aesthetica

Patricia Ace (author of HappenStance chapbook First Blood) won a prize some time ago in the first ever Aesthetica Creative Works Competition.

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Competitions

Competitions are springing up all over the place. Competitions in competition with competitions.

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Serious reading

The deadline for Ambit reviews is tomorrow. That means I have to stop thinking and start writing.

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Christmas comes, Christmas goes

It always rolls past somehow or other. This time I was dipping in and out of three books I'm reviewing this week, while wondering (this thought continually recurs to me) why somebody would read a collection of poetry. By choice, I mean.

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Made it

It was a close call. During this last week of college work, I wasn't sure I would actually make it to Friday. But it's amazing how this always somehow happens (or has always somehow happened so far). I've just read that Adrian Mitchell has left the world. People are fragile. We don't continue forever.

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