Reading Your Friends

posted Jun 29, 2012, 1:45 PM by Joshua M. Patton   [ updated Jun 29, 2012, 1:49 PM ]
Studying at the University of Pittsburgh, I have had the good fortune to meet and befriend many other talented writers. The talent, however, was over-distributed to one Nina Sabak. She swept the poetry category in last year's Writer's Cafe/Prosody contest and now she has won the first  College Student Poetry Contest held by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire (who despite thinking my name is "Joseph Patten" cashed a check from that Joshua Patton sucker). Don't let the "College Student," part of that fool you either. She would have wiped the floor with any scarf-wearing, grey-beards or other professional poets if they dared to test her skills. 

Naming the Moutain is her first chapbook and it is available from the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. All one must do is write a check or get a money order for six dollars and send that shit to:

Poetry Society of New Hampshire
31 Reservoir Road
Farmington, NH 03835

Fellow writers and poets however, I caution you. This chapbook is good. So good in fact that an unavoidable side-effect can be an unwarranted envy towards Nina. Extreme hateration. Luckily, you can just reread the book a few more times. The second time around you realize you'll never be that good, and then on the third read-through, you figure that what-the-hell, you're okay with your lot in life and go back to your mediocre science-fiction....

In all seriousness, this book is great and so is it's writer. Buy it. You will not be sorry.