Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Confession Tuesday: Pt. 2

Everything else seems trivial when dealing with death. Still, talking about the trivial just makes me feel better.


This past Saturday I went to the Newburyport Literary Festival to hear Gail Mazur read. Just delightful. Didn't get to hear her work at the Mass Poetry Festival's Common Threads reading so this was a real treat.

Later, I went to a panel featuring editors from Boston-area journals but missed Robert Pinsky's POEMJAZZ performance. It had sold out!

And on Sunday I was "the closer" at the Boston Poetry Marathon reading. The reading, co-sponsored by Tapestry of Voices, is always a fun one. Poets read continuously throughout the weekend. Unfortunately, I could only be there a little before my reading. But it is always well attended and Harris Gardner does a terrific job of producing it every year.


I am starting to catch my breath a little after the festival. The pendulum swung so far into the extreme that it's hard to swing back the other way. But I found myself organizing poems that I wrote over the past few months, seeing what can be mailed out, what can be revised. I also finished writing an essay that was a month overdue. Feels good to be able to move onto other work.


AWP deadline for panels is today.


Today was my last day of classes. Woo hoo! Now, the grading begins.


I am tempted to write a poem a day in May, since I didn't write anything substantial in April. Might be nice to focus on something while I move through this tentative time. 

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