Yellow Warblers and Poetry in Montreal ($20,000 prize)
A pair of twitchy yellow warblers tumbling themselves through the tree branches today, no doubt in some kind of fat bird mating nirvana; a huge thrill for me as I’ve never seen any before. Now if a pileated woodpecker would just attack the cedar tree, I’d be in heaven.
In writing news, kids, the Montreal International Poetry Prize is finishing up for the year, so get your entries buffed, prettied and submitted. Catch this, my babios: the purse is $20,000.