#throwbackthursday: A Poets’ Lunch, April 2003

A little over fifteen years ago, I was working at NewSouth Books and had pushed for the company to do a full-length collection of poems by singer-songwriter-poet Tom House, whose indie literary magazine Raw Bone had been an underground staple in the 1980s. That collection was published in April 2003 as The World According to Whiskey. This picture, taken by NewSouth’s editor-in-chief Randall Williams, shows our in-office lunch on the day of the book release, a day that poet Andrew Glaze was coincidentally stopping by the office to talk about his then-forthcoming collection Remembering Thunder. From left to right: Andrew Glaze, poet David Rigsbee, me, NewSouth’s publisher Suzanne La Rosa, and Tom House

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