Some highlights: Carolyn Forche gave a terrific talk about writing political poetry. Even after all these years she still rocks it. Richard Siken read one long poem from Crush, and then read his new stuff. And it is hot. (But he says it's not poetry but "television." Hahaha.) The students at my word play workshop were terrific, and all wrote great stuff. I love giving that workshop. And, oh yes, dinner with Eduardo! (his manuscript is great, and I have a feeling he will win a book award this year).
Tonight is my first reading from the new book. OMG. I am so nervous!