Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? I'm off to the Associated Writing Programs Conference in Denver, Colorado where there are stories of snow storms expected and hail storms that recently happened. I think all will be well once I arrive and see old friends, meet up with White Pine Press, listen to some smart people talk about poetry, and sign books Thursday, @ 3:00 PM in Hall A, Row L. And if it's not too much to ask: I hope to meet some new people, to not eat meals alone, and perhaps get to see a little bit of Denver. My friends Allen Braden and Lana Ayers are reading Wednesday night at the Mercury Cafe. Perhaps I will see you there!
And that first line? It's from Elizabeth Bishop's "Questions of Travel," one of my favorite poems.