(1) Many thanks to Cathy Park Hong, whose long review essay on Asian American poetry is included in this 700-page Parnassus 30th Anniversary issue. Cathy reviews three Asian American poets’ books: Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge’s I Love Artists, Barbara Jane Reyes’ Poeta en San Francisco and Shanxing Wang’s Mad Science in Imperial City.
Find out how to get your copy at the Parnassus website.
By the way, I love that on Amazon, you can see that people who have bought my book have bought Joseph O. Legaspi’s Imago, and Patrick Rosal’s My American Kundiman, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive.
(3) Also regarding Poeta en San Francisco, can you say, “second printing”? Yeah, I knew you could. And this is totally dope, considering that the first printing was — thanks to the Academy — 7000 books. Good morning!
(4) Addendum: And we are #2 on the SPDBooks February 2008 Poetry Bestsellers list. Good morning again.