Monday, June 22, 2009

Confession Tuesday

This is the early edition. While you're thinking about the who, what, when, and why, I will be on my way to NYC to read in Bryant Park. Be sure to stop and say hello to the folks hanging out in The Confessional.

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I've been looking forward to this brief but exciting trip to NYC for months. I'm thrilled to be reading with Teresa Carson and Joan Cusack Handler of CavanKerry Press. This is only the second time I've read my poetry in New York since graduating NYU's Creative Writing Program. Coming back always feels like coming home. And with Underlife coming out in November, this is a sort of validation for more than 10 years of hard work.

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It's also the unofficial kickoff to my Summer o' Fun. I've been spending a lot of time with the kids lately so this is something that's all mine.

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Besides my nervousness, I've been struggling with this tinge of sadness I've been carrying around. It's hard to be happy with so much going on with my personal life. But I'm determined to keep this little piece of joy for myself. I've been working so hard for an opportunity like this … just thought I would have someone to share this moment with me.

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Tonight's big episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 hits way to close to home.

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Yesterday I bought a kickin' dress! First dress I've bought in about three years. Will take pictures of the dress, as well as the event, to post on Wednesday.

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Rain, rain, go away.

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Happy, happy Tuesday everyone! Send good vibes my way.

9 comments:

Erin Dionne said...

you have all the best vibes from me!

Break a leg!!

Deb said...

I'm sending good thoughts, too, proud that your hard work, skill, and gifts have found voice in al ways.

Bittersweet, yes. But all yours. Enjoy. Enjoy!

Kay said...

You go girl! Good luck and have a truly WONDERFUL time.

caroleesherwood said...

good luck tonight. the weather seems beautiful here in NY today, at least upstate. and i'll cross my fingers about the city!

isn't it interesting how the moments we fantasize about in our futures can come true, but with life's own twist that we couldn't have anticipated? i find things less sad (sometimes) when i think of them that way -- that the world delivers ... and provides an asterisk, a footnote.

Thinking Aloud said...

Work your words and your dress!!!!

Can't wait to the the picture!

Heidi G said...

This comes to mind in your moment forthcoming-- hold fast the idea that it is the stars in the sky that are the tiny glimpses of heaven peeking through shining over us to see whenever we choose to- now (as you embark to NYC for your reading) let your spirit sparkle beyond what our eyes can see and to let your poetry be a source of strength and guidance for you. It's a gift you share so well. "Fly robin fly"...(insert funky 70s music here)

Writer Bug said...

Can't wait to hear how it went! and I totally understand the bitter sweetness of everything going on in your life. Hopefully the sweetness of the good will outweigh the bitterness of the bad. XO.

January said...

Christine, it was a terrific night, maybe the best night of my brief poetic career.

January said...

Thanks to all you sinners and saints who came by this week to comment. Hope to drop by your blogs in the next day or so.

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