Thursday, May 05, 2011

It Is What It Is

Yesterday, I had the most delightful interview with radio host and podcasting vanguard Christopher Lydon for the Radio Open Source series "Whose Words These Are." The link should be ready in a few days. Cool.

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So, I was chosen as an alternate for the Fine Arts Work Center’s Walker Scholarship, but the two primary weeklong workshops I wanted to attend were filled, so I had to turn the scholarship down. Can’t tell you how disappointed I am about the whole thing.

I was hoping to study with Marie Howe. We spoke AWP briefly about it and I felt like we connected, especially because we’re single moms. The other workshop I would have taken was with Cornelius Eady on shaping a manuscript. The timing would have worked out well with my second manuscript. Drat.

Guess Provincetown is not meant to be for this year. Now what? 

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As for manuscript #2, I’m working with CavanKerry on a revision. Hasn’t been signed yet but it’s moving in the right direction.

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It Is What It Is” is our phrase around the office. One of these days, I’m going to get mugs made with this expression from the Urban Dictionary (first definition).

2 comments:

Jennifer Jean said...

you made me look! definition #2, even just the hint of that (helplessness) in the phrase, keeps me from ever saying it...

btw: check out Cave Canem fellowships at Vermont Studio :)

btw, part2: you've got great poetry karma with the festival work, so there'll be a big win soon :)

January said...

Thanks Jennifer. You're the one with the good poetry karma. Nice coverage in the Salem News:

http://www.salemnews.com/lifestyle/x1440314298/Massachusetts-Poetry-Festival-to-illuminate-Salem-next-weekend

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