I made it to Boston just before the snow storm hit. Snow only heightened the exhilaration I felt at my first AWP Conference ever.
Some excellent reads from the book fair:
Sarah Freligh gave me the biggest, warmest hug. Jessie Carty and I finally got to meet in real life and we shared coffee, walks, book fair purchases, and noodles. I read the above chapbooks in one sitting! This is the only time I was grateful for such a long flight back home to El Paso.
I can’t wait to sit down with these books. I attended a reading by Gregory Sherl and a few more authors from YesYes Books. (Insert exclamation points here.) I’m happy I was able to hear Greg read because it got really loud in that little piece of bar we were in shortly thereafter. After this reading, I realized I need to read pretty much everything I haven’t read yet from YesYes Books.
I’m leaving on a jet plane and think The Oregon Trail is The Oregon Trail will be my travel companion.
I had a good part of Sunday morning to explore and happened upon the Cranes in Copley Square. What a memorable way to close out this trip. I’m thankful to sweet Sophia who taught me how to make a paper crane and was patient with me as my cold and shivering hands fumbled to make decent folds in the paper.
Stay tuned for a food and panel wrap-up. I have two more readings I want to write about too. I have three words for you: Lobster grilled cheese. OK, two more: Clam chowder.