My day at the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was a cavalcade of awesomeness. My talk on humor in poetry had a good crowd including Tim Seibles and David Tomas Martinez. I didn't know RuPaul was talking behind me on a slide the whole time.
Kimiko Hanh woke us up and gave me a million things to think about. Can't wait to try writing my first zuihitsu. Then a wonderful reading by students from all over the state. My fave title: "I am a Dodecahedron" (Booyah!)
Then a cosmic panel on the body with Robin Coste Lewis, Jericho Brown and my NYU guru Mark Doty. Then Robin's reading of a lifetime (I didn't cry but almost did), which I had to follow :S, then Jericho and Mark shared the stage. I mean WHAT?!
Got to meet the lovely Ellen Bass, too! Thank you, Marie and Jen and Jeffrey McDaniel, for having me and for putting on such a WONDERFUL festival. I lived a lifetime of poetry in a day, and, to quote Jericho, I am so very grateful.