Thursday, March 04, 2004

My friends rule

The absurdly talented Ms. Jessica Garratt of Austin, TX has just won the Tom McAfee Discovery Prize for new poets, and four of her poems will be featured in the summer issue of the prestigious Missouri Review. This prize is not given at any set intervals, it is simply at the discretion of the editors to recognize a talented poet when they find one worthy of the prize.

I'm officially calling dibs on knowing Jess before she was famous, and while I'm at it, serving as her muse. Hoorah, it's about time someone recognized what we already knew about her.

And as a former managing editor of Analecta, I'm also proud that we published her first. Even if it was during Kriston's tenure...


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