Whew. Shit. Glad I got this out of the way. Rauan invited me up to South Bend to read with him and Johannes Goransson and Joyelle McSweeney two days before the actual reading. Despite the fact that I had read some of the MS poems before and that everyone was incredibly kind and easy going, including the host Tasha, I was incredibly nervous. As documented here.
But I got through it and had a real good time talking and listening to the other readers and the Notre Dame MFAers. They’re a good bunch. I really hope they go through with their plan to set up a counter circus to the Obama protesting circus replete with face paint and a man dressed as bear with cymbals. Do it!
And I finally had the chance to buy worms for my compost bin at on my home at 1:30 AM. Indiana is good for that kind of stuff. Also looking forward to reading more from Joyelle and Johannes. Any suggestions?