A blissfully uncomplicated December calendar seems a gift in itself, leaving more time to appreciate the wonders of winter. Old friend Doug Borsom wrote: “Thanksgiving morning, NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ carried a segment about a new poetry anthology The Hungry Ear. The poems in the collection are about food and its role in our social connections. . . In the anchor position and deservedly getting the most airtime was all of Joy Harjo‘s ‘Perhaps the World Ends Here.’ [The anthologist] calls the poem beautiful, which sounds right to me.” We agree.T.C.Boyle‘s new story, “Sic Transit,” is slotted for an upcoming issue of Harper’s.
Rosalyn Drexler‘s painting, “Love and Violence,” is included in the “Sinister Pop”exhibit through March 2013 at the Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Ave., New York, NY. Rosalyn, who turned 86 last month, writes, “Have just finished working on 15 new paintings, and don’t know where the energy is coming from.” You go, girl!