The poem "Homage to Calvin Spotswood" by Kate Daniels, published in the journal storySouth, has been selected for the Best American Poetry 2008. Many thanks to guest editor Charles Wright for selecting the poem. And an equal thanks goes out to my storySouth co-editor Jake Adam York and, in particular, our poetry editor Dan Albergotti. They are totally responsible for selecting Daniels' wonderful poem.
Seven years ago Jake and I founded storySouth. In the years since, we have been honored to be the home for many of the best writers the new South has to offer. Now storySouth is entering a new phase of its development. While I can't reveal the specifics at this moment, let me simply state that change is coming and its a big change for the better. I hope to reveal more details in a few weeks.