Monday, August 15, 2011
1. I have been accepted for a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center for May 2012. Hopefully I will have a good start on my second poetry manuscript by then.
2. Nic Sebastian has read one of my poems in that wonderful voice of hers for her website Whale Sound.
3. My friend Wendy, who I've known since we were 17, is visiting. Usually I visit her in Boston. But this time she is visiting me in my new digs in Brooklyn. And she brought her talismanic travel object, a smirking Canadian doll. It's Bonhomme, the mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival, and he only scares me a little. Middle Ellie seems fine with him.