What do you think of my new digs? Be honest. I think the new design is more reflective of my personality. And, it's really BRIGHT! I have some tweaking to do but please let me know what you think, especially when it comes to readability.
I'm still high from the Dodge experience. I feel as if I've been steeped in poetry. If you've never been to the Dodge Poetry Festival, plan on attending in 2012. BFF Joseph Legaspi reminded me that we have been attending this festival since 1996--and we don't look a day older.
Many first-time attendees I met were pleasantly surprised by the throngs of thoughtful, engaged poetry lovers in Newark. Notice I said poetry lovers. I'm quite sure the poetry readers outnumbered the poets by more than half.
So the question for me is what to do with all of this good poetry energy, and how can I store it away until I really need it?
I'll post a Dodge wrap-up in a day or so.
My to-do list is full but manageable. I'm going to be saying no to a lot of things so I can focus on finishing my second manuscript, writing new poems, catching up on my reading, and spending time helping to plan next year's Mass Poetry Fest.
Current poetry reading list:
Bob Hicok, Words for Empty and Words for Full (A good read!)
D.A. Powell, Chronic
Tara Betts, Arc and Hue (re-read)
Susan Rich, The Alchemist's Kitchen
Kelli Russell Agodon, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room
Jim Brock, Gods and Money
****Colleen, I did not have the pasta salad. It wasn't even on the menu. *sigh*