“Friday night arrives without a suitcase…”

" … Sunday morning creeping like a nun." And yet, no Saturday.

Just a few quick hits before the day gets going.

I'm not attending AWP this year. Last year's event in NYC was convenient and cheap for me to attend. But it doesn't make sense for me to go to Chicago since my book will not be published until the fall. Still, I'll miss attending sessions, catching up with fellow poets, seeing friends I only get to see at AWP, and taking a much-needed break from my day-to-day routine. Besides, with the economy the way it is, just doesn't seem like a good time to spend money.

Oh well. Looking forward to AWP 2010 in Denver.


So, I have a new Flip Mino HD digital video camera! Been taking kid videos, and itching to do something more. Not sure if I'm ready for video blogging but who knows. Must get over the fact that I hate how my voice sounds and face looks on camera. But I promise to put something up this weekend.


I'm in a bit of a rut, but who isn't if you live in New England. What a hard winter. Looking forward to February to shake things up a bit. One thing I'm lacking, besides sunlight, are pictures on this blog. Will try to take more in the next few weeks.


Oh, by the way, I turn 40 in two weeks. Where has the decade gone?


Kay said…
Looking forward to the vids! Watcha talkin' about?! You've got a lovely face! (and a lovely voice too - I've heard you reading your poetry beautifully.)
Collin Kelley said…
I'm not going to AWP either, but I plan to be in Denver next year!
Maya Ganesan said…
I hate how my voice sounds, too. It came as a big surprise when I discovered how I sounded. ;) We sound completely different in real life than we do to ourselves.

But you're amazing when it comes to reading poetry. Don't worry about how your voice sounds -- it sounds fabulous!
January said…
Why thank you, Maya and Kay.

I tried a test run today using the camera at the library and it was terrible! Here's hoping I come up with something better to post in the next few days.

Collin, we must get together at 2010 AWP, if not sooner!
Aw. So sad you won't be there to go out for sushi with me. A whole bunch of people are skipping AWP.

January said…
Olie, I am very sad I will not be at AWP.

Please take pictures, and allow me to buy sushi, or bison--or whatever there is to eat in Denver--in 2010.
odessa said…
i'm sorry that you guys have a hard winter. we're the exact opposite, the weather has been so beautiful this past few weeks here that it feels like summer.

and yes, i agree with kay and maya, your voice sounds absolutely lovely!

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