Went with RB to a poetry reading at Open Books for Stan Sanvel Rubin's Hidden Sequel, and Shannon Borg's Corset. The highlights of the reading (for me) were Shannon Borg's poem "Brief Grammatical Romance" about the difference between "O" and "Oh." And Stan Rubin's series of poems for the murder weapons in the game "Clue." Lovely dinner at Costas Opus beforehand, with an interesting discussion about, among other things, past loves, memory, distance, and "phone calls from the dead."
PS: check out Rick Barot's fascinating essay on Rilke and his blue hydrangea (I never knew that Rilke preferred to write only on blue paper), in the latest issue of VQR.