Wednesday, May 19, 2010


DC's Council Members Shirk Responsibility for All Our Residents?

Just back from the Save Our Safety Net rally. Was appalled to watch Vice Gray rush past us at the back entrance to the Wilson Building, without so much as a wave or a handshake. This is a man running for mayor? He won't get my vote until he stands up for all the residents of our city and agrees to raise taxes on our most fortunate citizens.

Then I learned from the organizers that my own Councilmember, Muriel Bowser, refused to meet with the Save Our Safety Net Coalition. Not even a meeting? And Councilmember Bowswer represents Ward 4, an area hard hit by foreclosures and the high cost of housing in our city. Shame!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



Contact: Dennis Forney (302) 645-7700


Delaware Poetry Review, well known for featuring some of the most intriguing poets of the Mid-
Atlantic region, has published a new issue. The Spring 2010 issue of the online journal features 13 poets, writing on subjects as diverse as migrating warblers, the cave paintings at Lascaux, a souvenir calendar of "hot priests," Hurricane Katrina, barbed wire underwear, chickpeas, and more.

Poets include current and former residents of the Mid-Atlantic:

 Daniel Armstrong, host of the Dreamers Reading Series in Frederick, MD;
 JoAnn Balingit, Poet Laureate of Delaware;
 Andrea Carter Brown, author of The Disheveled Bed;
 Sarah Browning, founder of Split This Rock Poetry Festival;
 Carmen Calatayud, winner of the Larry Neal Award for Poetry;
 Hayes Davis, one of Cave Canem's very first fellows;
 Frank Giampietro, winner of a Kingsbury Fellowship;
 Devon Miller-Duggan, a teacher and advisor for the University of Delaware Honors
 John Perlman, author of 22 books;
 Alan C. Reese, owner of Abecedarian Books in Harford County, MD;
 Pat Valdata, journalist for Cecil Soil and Chesapeake Bay magazines;
 Scott Whitaker, winner of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize and the Delaware Press Award;
 Pamela Murray Winters, a scientific copy editor and former music journalist.

This exciting new issue includes poets who have national reputations alongside emerging authors, a selection that captures some of the strongest and most distinctive voices coming from the Delmarva region.

The Delaware Poetry Review is published out of Lewes, DE, and is sponsored by the Cape Gazette newspaper. The journal is compiled by a collective of five respected area editors and publishers: Michael Blaine (also of the Broadkill Review), Dennis Forney (The Delmarva Quarterly and Cape Gazette), H.A. Maxson (Bay Oak Publishers), Richard Peabody (Gargoyle and Paycock Press), and Kim Roberts (Beltway Poetry Quarterly).

Free subscriptions are available upon request at the website. To read the latest issue, see

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