February 09, 2009

Packing My Skirts for the Windy City

In the words of the editors: "Barrelhouse Seven is here and it is awesome." Check it out--a special section on "The Future" includes my poem, "Antiquity," from the book-in-progress. I can guarantee they will have one of the most entertaining tables at AWP, if it is anything like past years (when there was wheels to spin, prizes to win, and beers to pop open).

Yes, I'll be in Chicago. I'm having a book-signing at the New Issues Tables (451 & 452) on Friday, from 10 to 11 AM. Come on by! With or without a book.

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Rose Live Music for a fantastic Earshot reading--old friends and kickass poets alike--and thanks to Nicole for giving me the spotlight. In 36 hours (including the two Amtrak stints) I somehow managed to fit in seared scallops with my agent at Union Square Cafe, a meeting with an editor, sushi in Brooklyn at Bozu, the Earshot reading, crashing with my sister at Sarah Lawrence (and seeing her campus, which will be irresistable in springtime), coffee with another editor, and enjoying erotic poems over a glass of Sancerre courtesy of David Lehman's evil genius, Mora Egan's seductive sonnets, and Laura Cronk's mind-blowing sestina.

No wonder I'm feeling a little beat.


Don said...

I just wanted to congratulate you on all your readings, meeting agents, etc. I wish I was at AWP to see many of them, but my wife is arriving back this week.

Maggie May said...

if you ever want to send a signed copy of your book to someone who would love it but is to flat out poor to obtain it...:)

that cover is awesome.