Wish List

This season of giving is making me greedy. Shopping for gifts the other day I came home with a bag of goodies mostly for me.

It's probably a good thing my 2011 Wish List is short, and that it offers great gifts for readers & writers to both give and get:

2012 Women Artists Datebook
This handy 5x7-inch, spiral-bound, day planner offers 12 months of poetry and art by women writers and artists — and includes the poem, Why I Knit, by Marjorie Power of Corvallis, Oregon.




The Poets Laureate Anthology
A collection of poems, gathered and edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt, from each of the 43 poets who have been named U.S. poet laureate since the post was established in 1937. The anthology includes introductions and work from Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Bishop, and more.

Bad Writing
A wry documentary from a self-declared "wannabe poet," featuring interviews with Margaret Atwood, Steve Almond, Nick Flynn, David Sedaris and more. Favorite line (from the trailer below): "There's no rule," says novelist Margaret Atwood, "that says you get steadily better."


What's on your Wish List?
What gifts are you giving? or hope to receive?