Jonathan Potter, whose poetry has appeared in Dappled Things, and whose collection of poems was reviewed in DT a few issues ago, reads from that book in a very striking video:
Dappled Things will have a table at the AWP Conference in Chicago from February 29th to March 3rd. Come and see us at table F13 in the Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Southwest Hall. The book fair is free and open to the public on Saturday. If you subscribe to DT at the conference, you will get a free back issue for every year you subscribe!
I’m willing to wager that many Dappled Things readers are also fans of Downton Abbey, the deliciously proper period drama that has taken the US by storm. Heiresses! Amnesia! Wheelchairs! Getting up out of wheelchairs! Pheasants!
How did you first hear about the show? I saw it mentioned on a friend’s Facebook status and checked it out via Netflix, and my husband and I were soon hooked. Despite the second-season descent into soap opera shenanigans, we remained faithful visitors and were parked in front of PBS Sunday night for the Series 2 finale.
I thought you might enjoy this article about how the show’s success came about via word of mouth, particularly through social media. Nathan Edelsburg of Lost Remote spoke with executives Olivia Wong and Kevin Dando about how PBS helped boost the profile of the show via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media applications. An excerpt:
LR: When did you start to see how passionate the fans were? Where are they most passionate on social media?
OW: We’ve always known that our Masterpiece fans have been extremely passionate (via direct e-mail feedback and on Facebook and Twitter). The real moment when we crossed over from a cult hit to a main-stream phenomenon was when we began to see celebrity devotee comments and all the fan mash-ups and tributes online. It suddenly went to another level.
Read the full interview: How social media helped make ‘Downton Abbey’ a hit PBS show. And, if you haven’t already, check out PAPERMAG’s spread of Downton Abbey stars out of costume. I’m a particular fan of Mr. Carson in bicycle-riding attire.
The editorial board is delighted to announce the list of this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Congratulations to all the nominated authors! The nominated pieces are:
1. ”Dust” by Rosemary Callenberg
2. “Ghost Pain” by E.R. Womelsduff
3. ”Sonnet of Youth Departing” by Anne Babson
4. “A Train in Germany” by Dena Hunt
5. “Meat” by Matthew Lickona
6. “Carla” by Arthur Powers
Here’s a poem
A Dappled Things
It’s very short
But you will see
It packs a punch
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