This just in:

We are pleased to report that your poem, “Thanksgiving 1987,” has been selected to appear in an anthology edited by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner. This book, Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature, will be published by Abilene Christian University Press in 2012. The anthology is a collection of the best poems that have been published over the past sixty years in Christianity and Literature.


  1. Congrats, Babe! BTW, this is the sort of thing that would be nice to find out face to face not by reading it on your blog….. just sayin’!

    • Jonathan Potter says

      I’m available for a face-to-face Q&A session at your earliest convenience.

      • Flirting on the blog. I love it.

        JP: This is tremendous. The anthologization puts you one step closer to a “Selected” – and after Barnes and Noble puts you in the bargain seciton, it’s time for a “Collected.”

        Good going!


  2. I’m sure the editor, book, publishing press, and journal are made up. But I remember it, and it’s a marvellous poem.

    • Don’t ever change, Churchill.
      I get sick for ONE DAY and this is what happens.
      God bless you, Potter.

    • Jonathan Potter says

      Thanks Church. Nah, if I were making it up it would be a much more glamorous anthology. Like Super Sexy Poems to Read in the Nude or something like that.

  3. By the way, my own fearful memories of that time subsided a few weeks ago, as my memory sharpened while under extreme stress. I need to remind myself from time to time that I remembered.

  4. Cubeland Mystic says

    There is to much success here. I makes me nervous.

  5. Cubeland, no worries – I’m still here, and I ain’t written nothin’.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Poet Friggin’ Laureate!

  6. Very awesome.

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