Poet George Wallace is just back from a successful tour that included sold-out stops in England and Athens, Greece. Wallace reports that his readings and workshops in England were “packed to the rafters” and enthusiastic fans lined up for autographs on their new copies of Wallace’s incredible collection of New American Poems, Poppin’ Johnny (116 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9840700-2-2, Three Rooms Press, 2009). Later, at another packed reading at the About Cafe in Athens, Greece, Wallace again read to a mesmerized audience, with translator Lina Sipitanou swapping lines with Wallace for several pieces.
Plans are now in the works for a new Three Rooms Press release from Wallace: a collection of 40 new poems, in English, with Greek translations (working title: Citizen of the World). Stay tuned for details.