The universe is opening up in strange and wonderful ways (quite the contrast from last week).
Bob Hicok's reading last night at Babson was fabulous. Today, he's giving an informal talk to students in our multifaith chapel, so I'm going to attend and post about it tomorrow. I had the pleasure of having lunch with him and poet Mary O'Donoghue yesterday--just lovely.
I am going to be an adjudicator for a semifinal round of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, March 5, at the Framingham Temple Association (Masonic) in Framingham, MA. Should be a lot of fun.
And I think I'm going to attend part of the Block Island Poetry Project's Poetry and Faith Weekend, March 31-April 3. Here's a little description from the press release:
The connections between poetry and faith will be the focus of a three-day workshop on Block Island March 31-April 3. Poets, theologians, musicians, and a Native American shaman will share their experiences of inspiration and how spirituality informs their art. There will be two events for the general public on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday night at 8 p.m. (April 1 and 2) at the Harbor Church with readings from visiting poets and music from local musicians. Registration is required for the full Poetry and Faith workshop, but not for the evening events which will be by donation.
And Mass Poetry ... very close to naming names (read: announcing headliners). Very exciting!