DAN REITER'S 'DANCE OF THE OLD CENTURY' in KENYON REVIEW

A couple of years ago I was at the Association of Writing Programs annual hootenanny in Minneapolis, enjoying a midafternoon libation at an outdoor table--no really, they have them in Minneapolis, they just bring them inside in September--with the poet Gaylord Brewer.  Dan Reiter, an alumnus of the Yale Writers' Conference from its glory days, walked past.  I asked him to join us.  He did.

"I already don't like this guy," said Brewer.  "He's too good looking.  He a good writer?"

"Yes," I said.

"Damn.  Knew I didn't like him."

I'm very proud of Dan's success and its recognition by Kenyon Review's publication of "Dance of the Old Century."  Read it right now.