Best books of 2007:
Nancy Kuhl, The Wife of the Left Hand
MaryRose Larkin, Book of Ocean
Rock Star of Poetry: Kate Greenstreet
Best Host: Bruce Covey tied with Sommer Browning
Hardest Working Woman in Show Biz: Reb Livingston
Sexiest Poet: Jill Alexander Essbaum
Most interesting non-poetic text: The Dangerous Book for Boys
Best Poetry Teacher: Lisa Jarnot
A New/Old Poet I read: Duncan and Olson
Most Poetic Film: Short Bus
Most Long Awaited Book: Mine -- 15 years!
Saddest Poetry News: The deaths of Gene Frumkin and Mary Higgins
This year, we are going to follow Rev. Billy's good advice. We are going to cut our Christmas shopping down. We suggest you do the same! We suggest making things, donating money or stuff on other's behalf, and avoiding the big box stores. We know it's a lot easier in New York, but we buy from the local bookstore (Word), local toy stores, the local bike shop, and the Natural History Museum. We highly recommend buying poetry books!