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"And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be? ... You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream! If that there King was to wake you'd go out -- bang! -- just like a candle!"

"Hush! You'll be waking him, I'm afraid, if you make so much noise."

"Well it's no use your talking about waking him when you're only one of the things in his dream. You know very well you're not real."

Friday, December 10, 2004

Pushcart Prize

A former student wrote today to congratulate me on getting a special mention in the 2005 Pushcart Prize Anthology. I knew my Black Warrior Review poem, "The Earth Without," had been nominated for the prize, but had no idea I'd been listed. What's almost as good as getting a Pushcart? Honorable mention.

As Frank says, wow and thank you. Wow and thank you.

AND (woohoo I'm going to visit Rick in Lafayette) I've gotta write that Rossetti paper after all:

"Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your paper has been accepted for presentation at the 18th-and 19th-century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) being held in Lafayette, Louisiana April 14th-17th, 2005. Your letter of acceptance and conference registration materials have been mailed.

Some of the highlights of this year’s conference will include:

-Keynotes speeches from Catherine Burroughs (Wells College), Linda Hughes (TCU), and Susan Staves (Brandeis). The first keynote will begin at 7pm on Thursday, April 14th and will be preceded by a welcoming reception from 5:45 to 7pm.

-An exciting line-up of panel presentations beginning at 2:30pm on the 14th.

-A Saturday evening performance of Fanny Burney’s The Witlings, which will be only the third time it has been professionally staged in North America.

-An informal Sunday morning breakfast presentation on local Acadian culture from Dr. John Laudun, Associate Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies and University of Louisiana at Lafayette Assistant Professor in Folklore.

With all of these exciting events planned, please plan to join us for the whole conference.

Our site also contains booking information for the Lafayette Hilton and Towers, where most conference events will be held. As well, the Hilton offers a free shuttle service from the airport. We look forward to hearing from you in the next few weeks. If you have any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us at, or visit our website, "

Sincerely, Shelley Martin
BWWC 2005 Co-Chair

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