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Previous and Noteworthy Big Things, or Big Things Already

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With the upcoming posting (tomorrow, if I’m not mistaken) of my tag-ees Next Big Things, I thought I might take just a moment to mention some of their Last Big Things, as they have been creating pretty Big Things for some time now, and spectacularly, and are not, in fact, just now, leaping fully-formed into the world like Athena from Zeus’ forehead. So, before we get too excited about what the Next Big Thing is, I think it is worth while to note what has come before:

For example, Sarah Suzor is the author of The Principle Agent, which was the winner of Black Lawrence Press’ 2010 Hudson Prize. It’s still one of my all-time favorite books of poetry. You should also look up her chapbooks, it wouldn’t be a waste of your time.

For example, Sarah Suzor is also the founding editor of Highway 101 Press.

For example, Sara Nolan spent a year traveling around the world as a teacher of young people, and wrote very eloquently about her experiences on her blog. It’s a Massive Missive. It’s much more erudite and entertaining than I’ve come up with so far for my own blog.

For example, JenMarie Macdonald (Davis), Travis Macdonald and Daniel Dissinger all published brilliant chapbooks—Sometime Soon Ago, Title Bout, and Tracing the Shape, respectively—with my press, Shadow Mountain.

For example, Daniel Dissinger is not only the founder of In-Stereo Press, an online press/journal specializing in audio presentations of poetry, but he’s also the co-founder of a new poetry school in New York, Poetry Teachers NYC.

For example, JenMarie and Travis Macdonald operate Fact-Simile. Their book creations are nothing short of awe-inspiring, and are made exclusively from recycled, reclaimed, and repurposed materials.

For example, Travis Macdonald is the author of two previous collections of poetry, N7ostradamus and The O Mission Repo Vol. 1.

For example, they are all wonderful people and I hope you have the privilege of interacting with them someday.

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