Were you at this weekend's unveiling of the latest Bacopa? If not, you missed something quite grand. Each year the Writers Alliance of Gainesville's Editorial Team produces Bacopa: A Literary Review, and it is fast gaining a reputation for excellence. Last year's volume was well-reviewed in New Pages ("Strong first lines. That's the enviable trait . . . ") The 2012 issue is also beautifully produced and chock-full of talented writers.
WAG has monthly meetings and this one was given over to a celebration of the newest issue. The editors shared selections from an international array of authors and local contributors like Stephanie Seguin, Mary Bast, Bruce Hoch, Mary Bridgman, and Tad Karmazyn read to us. We responded with the deserved celebratory applause.
Afterwards I tried to go tell each and every one of the editors what a good job they'd done, but I missed a few. So Denise Ahlberg, Jani Sherrard, Pranada Comtois, Gen Aris, Kaye Linden, Dorothy Staley, and Eldon Turner - thank you.