Moved In

Wow.  I didn’t realize that I haven’t updated my blog since March!  Happy April, everyone!  Or a belated Happy April — if that makes any sense at all.

Anthony and I are moved in.  The furniture is in the new house, the utilities are on, the cat is happy.  No, not all of my books have been put away yet, but I am working on that.  We are living among boxes, but at least I have a trail through the house.   Anthony has to put one last bookshelf together and I will be happy. 

I have been reading all the AWP notes.  It seems that people are either very disillusioned about AWP or excited and exhausted.  Next year — DC, here I come!  I swear. 

I got two emails yesterday from poets whose work I admire, but I have never met them.  (Blog world or elsewhere) Both liked my rural, working class images.  It’s nice to feel appreciated, if even for five minutes.  I am wondering, however, where did both poets pick up Stealing Dust?

Finally, I swear, I am going to celebrate National Poetry Month in one way or another.  It may be finding that one huge bookshelf for all my poetry books.  But right now, I think I am going to go and see both Alison Stine and Deborah Ager at Cornshake’s school.   I know where both of their books are!



  1. Yay, Yay, Yay! I’m so jealous that you get to go hear Stine and Ager. Enjoy.

  2. I’ve come with a virtual housewarming present: a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of fabulous wine. Since it’s virtual, I don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re counting calories or a recovering alcoholic or any of the other things which keep me from properly welcoming people when they move into my real life neighborhood.

  3. Sounds like a pretty awesome way to spend a NPM evening to me! And as long as the cat’s happy, you know all’s right with the world. 🙂

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