Happy Friday, MockingHeart friends.
I hope you’re healthy and relaxed this weekend, and that you’ve had a chance to read some of your favorite literary work! We’re a bit biased, but our favorite recent work includes the excellent Fall 2020 issue of MockingHeart Review. If you haven’t yet taken a look through its pages, you can do so here.
We have plenty of exciting material coming soon to Beats, the MHR blog. This Halloween, keep your eyes peeled for a special MHR interview with the inimitable Ted Kooser! In it we discuss the recent world and his most recent book, Red Stilts, out this year from Copper Canyon Press.
Kooser served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2006. He won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, has received four Pushcart Prizes, and has authored many books, including fifteen poetry collections and numerous chapbooks. He edits the long-running and widely syndicated column American Life in Poetry (from which he will retire in December of this year).
We look forward to sharing this excellent conversation with you! In the meantime, keep on reading and creating. Thanks again, friends, for your excellent work in the world.
Tyler Robert Sheldon, Editor-in-Chief