From D.A. Powell: “AWP should be a burning-man like fuckfest”; hearing Janaka and Chris Tonelli at Minimum Falcon; Eating here with Susan (thanks Susan!); Sampson telling me he expected me to look like an ax murderer (give it time); Robb St. Lawrence’s 3 AM infomercial critique; Wade & J. Michael butting heads RE: flarf; thumbnail of another critique of The American Hybrid anthology; Ryan conceiving the idea of HTML Giant offering MFAs through the University of Phoenix: “HTML Giant at the University of Phoenix”; Christian Bok doing some Eunoia; Kate Greenstreet & Susan at the Ahsahta Press reading; all the folks at the Possess Nothing reading–tho I pretty much missed every reader after myself due to being shuttled to the back of the big big crowd when I was done oh well; coming home to this–thanks Blake.
Great to hear Julie & the UC Boulder crowd was more than gracious.
On Wed Wade and I split a hotel on the other side of town. Maybe the bad side. I was emphatically reminded that this was not the east coast:
Thursday I saw my book as a thing on sale. It looks handsome.
Plus, Kim Gek Lin Short gave me a toy pony when I bought her book. It’s good luck because I say so.
"You gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad-dog mean"
BOOKS BOUGHT OR GIVEN TO ME IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
Run – Kim Gek Lin Short
Sleeper’s Republic – David Gruber
Versal 7 – Wade Fletcher is in here. Jennifer Chapis too.
Gallowglass – Susan Tichy
It was the season, then. – Sarah Suzor
The Heart Is Green From So Much Waiting – Sampson Starkweather
from Unincorporated Territory – Craig Santos Perez
Heredities – J. Michael Martinez
Eunoia – Christian Bok
Pilot – Johannes Goransson (leaving out a lot of umlauts here)
Case Sensitive – Kate Greenstreet
Nylund the Sarcographer – Joyelle McSweeney
Threads – Jill Magi
Traffic & Weather – Marcella Durand
Recherche Theories – Caroline Crumpacker
Killing Kanoko – Hiromi Ito / Jeffrey Angles
The Hounds of No – Lara Glenum
Whitework – Ashley McWaters
Lo. Ball No 1 – ed D.A. Powell y T.J. DiFrancesco
Also Known As – Elizabeth Robinson
Objects for a Fog Death – Julie Doxsee
Undersleep – Julie Doxsee
The American Poetry Wax Museum – Jed Rasula. Okay. I didn’t buy this. Robb let me borrow it. But then I spilled a whole lot of water on it. It pretty much saved all my other books from getting wet, which makes it a hero. So, Rob, I’ll just send you a new copy. Sorry.
Shit. I spent a lot of money. Oh well. This will be my summer. Looking forward to it.
Also, I didn’t get every book I wanted due to general deliriousness, spending all my money, and/or not finding the table on time. For instance, I want Chris Tonelli’s book. But it didn’t happen.
IT WAS GOOD
To catch up with everyone. Thanks to all those who stopped by the table to talk or get the book. Compare this post to last year’s. Wait, you can’t. I took it down because it was horrible. Now back to the trailer park where ants continue to infest my mailbox.
i must post a correction to your “coming to southern maryland never” caption. while you were out galavanting about the md senate passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana.