I just got my contributor copy of the current issue of Crab Creek Review! The issue is really beautiful, and also features work by my Fresno State colleague Cameron who won the poetry contest. I stopped by their booth at AWP this year in DC and it was lovely meeting the poetry editor there, and I couldn’t be happier that this Seattle-based journal selected a poem I wrote about the Northwest, “Stryker Shipment Leaving Tacoma.”  Also published in this issue is a pantoum I wrote (that Malaysian form close to my heart!) titled “Dishes.”  Obviously I’m smitten with these folks, and more convinced than ever that there’s a poetry connection between the Central Valley and the Puget Sound.  Copies can be purchased for $8 at their website, http://www.crabcreekreview.org/, but if I still lived in Tacoma I’d totally get my copy at Elliot Bay in Seattle or Last Word in Oly…!