It's been a busy month for me, with work and poetry events. But it's been fun.
Yesterday I worked a part day helping another provider at one of our Teen Health Centers. Then drove out to UW to join C Dale on a panel/roundtable discussion for the creative writing program there. We each read a couple poems, talked about balancing poetry & career, reading & editing, the writing life in general. A good group of students.
Then C Dale and I went to Piatti for a bite before his Open Books reading. Which was wonderful. I especially enjoyed "Influence" and "Sigma" and "Torn." And a new poem about "love" and "joy" that was really funny, and campy, and lighthearted, written in a very different voice.
Apolo won Dancing with the Stars (yay).
Now if Blake can pull through on Idol.
Dean and I are going to a reception for Ted Kooser and Dan Gerber tonight (they read Thursday in Seattle, but I will be at a competing reading). I sure hope the sun decides to come out and stay out. I am tired of this drizzly gray stuff! I mean, c'mon, it's almost June, people!