Okay, this is what happens when you hide from your own blog because it feels like a Sock Puppet Production. You end up with a list.
First off, I want to express my deep gratitude to Oregon Literary Arts for naming Zazen as a finalist for the Oregon Book Award Ken Kesey Prize for fiction.
They said I was a finalist for life so I might just chip that into the rock over my grave 80 years from now.
And I would like to announce that Zazen will finally appear in French! At some point in 2013 éditions Lot 49/ cherche midi will translate and release the book and I plan to be there to watch.
Because the foreign translations will be attached to the gravestone by a chain.
I start French lessons tomorrow.
And…I will be at AWP and reading in Chicago, reading in Portland, reading in Astoria, reading to myself in my room…more on all of it soon.