Just a quick update to say I’m looking forward to the reading this weekend at Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Bl., Venice, CA 90291). It’s a celebration of CALYX‘s 35th anniversary, and will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, 3/27. There is a cover: free for members, $5 for students/seniors, $7 for general admission.  There’s some more information here!

Life got a bit hectic post-AWP—my thesis was due and fellowship deadlines came up—but I still managed to enjoy a number of books published this year that I picked up at the conference: Gary Jackson’s Missing You, Metropolis, Dorianne Laux’s The Book of Men, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s Lucky Fish. Such a pleasure to read all three of them, and a wealth of inherent wisdom for a young writer in the process of revising/restructuring a first book.  Meanwhile, I’m working through some classic contemporary poets for the exam at the end of this final semester, and bringing Mr. Kunitz along with me for the drive to LA.