Thursday, April 26, 2007

Went well

Thank you my well-wishers: Lisa B and Dr. Write.

Thirty-one would be proud. I wore very tall shoes.

Some of my favorite writers were there and they said nice props. And even though I dropped my papers, people still said I read beautifully, elegantly.

I'm pretty happy! I love to read (I always forget how much I love it). My students came, my colleagues came, folks from Western came. A fellow-NEA winner from 1995 came. Well-attended indeed.
My neighbors came too! 4 of them. Linda, Cheryl, Beth and her daughter Rose. So it wasn't just poetry-ites. It made me feel like I'm making in-roads and communities.
I read with my non-poetry reading voice which people seemed to love.
Now, if I could only get the paper to stay on the podium....

4 comments:

Lisa B. said...

I've never heard you read--wish I'd been there. So glad it went well!

Dr. Write said...

Glad to hear it went well, and with a good audience.
That darn paper. It has a mind of its own.
Congrats!!

val said...

I think it brings the "star status" out of the poetry reading. It makes it seem as though poets are just like normal people, they are not like superhumans or anything.
Drop away.

Anonymous said...

Darling, I miss you. So sorry we were not able to be at your reading, it is so very exciting. I am also sorry we are not there for the post-reading-drink-buying. It makes me much happier to watch my surrogate drinkers drink. Much love to you and yours from TX xoxo (so thankful I will only be from TX for a few more months).