Sunday, February 01, 2009

AWP scheduling and a non-football draft

For those who are going to AWP: I will be at the Finishing Line Press table from 3:00-4:00 on Friday the 13th. I'll be happy to sell you a chapbook or sign one you already have -- or just stop by and say hi! I'd love to meet a bunch of folks.

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Yesterday morning it was 5 below zero. Today it is 45 above, with brilliant sunshine. Everything is melting and the whole outside world sounds like a waterfall. We Midwesterners complain about the weather, but it's the fond complaint one makes about someone you've lived with forever and can't imagine leaving. Snow and ice, summer humidity -- it's the socks left on the floor that you know you'll be picking up every week for the rest of your life.

Granted, some socks are stankier than others. And we've had some pretty rancid snow & ice this winter.

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Here's a drafty draft for everyone who's not preoccupied with that football game today. (Me, I'm just counting down till the big halftime show! Awwwwyeah.) This draft will go *poof* in a day or so.



David V said...

Just for the record, it is possible to be interested in both the game and the draft. I like the ideas in here, though folks with less - ahem - accumulated vocabulary (read: age on the ears) will miss a couple ("groove"? "vinyl"). The ocean to ocean stanza feels like a placeholder - it's the only one without a really specific sound or image. I love "a captive and a thief"; nice ending.

Of course, you have Billy Collins' auto-reject word in there, so you'll never get him to read past line 6. I rather think that's HIS loss.

Have fun at AWP.

RJGibson said...

I'll swing by and say hi Anne.

Collin Kelley said...

I like the draft. Nothing to add. You're drafts are always so clean.

I saw your man on the half-time show. He's so energetic!

Anne said...

David: Thanks! Heh, I'd forgotten that about Billy Collins. Oh well. :)

RJ: See you there, then!

Collin: Clean? Yeah, I ran it through the dishwasher first... ;) And yeah, Bruce is pretty perky for a guy who's almost 60, eh?

Brent Goodman said...

Anne - see you there! If your dance card isn't filled friday night, I hope you can make it to the anti/diode reading 6 blocks down mich ave at the fine arts building, 7pm.

All the best,


Anne said...

Brent: that reading is very high on my "want to make it" list! Hopefully I can hook up with other folks who are going there, because I could get lost just trying to cross the street in a big city... something about the tall buildings disorients me hopelessly.