I have the day off from work. (Yippee!) So while the kids are away today, I am catching up on a few things.
I told myself I would not blog until I finished two poems, but I'm well into one of them, my first pantoum. So that's essentially what I'm doing today: writing poems, organizing my second manuscript, doing a little PoBiz, etc.
Yesterday, I attended a planning meeting with the Massachusetts Poetry Festival's organizing committee. While this year's event in October is set, the committee is in the process of securing a location for April 2011.
After sitting in on the meeting, I have a new appreciation for how much work it takes to plan a statewide event like this. The logistics alone are a nightmare. But having attended the first two festivals, the organizers make the readings and sessions look seamless, as if the event has been taking place for years.
I'm looking forward to helping out in any way I can. Details to come.