|January, me, Kristin, Susan in DC - Busboys & Poets Reading|
While I've confessed that AWP can feel overwhelming to me, here is one of the reasons I feel these big events are important-- for the smaller moments.
I have never been good in big groups or large parties, but I am awesome one-on-one, and pretty decent in a party of four.
For me, I will live through the uncomfortable feeling of a large group to meet people I'm really interested in knowing. More than anything, I love talking to other poets. I love a moment like this where all of us, from our various locations can come together.
For this I am thankful. Thankful for my poetry friends, for Susan, for January, for Kristin.
For giving a reading in a city 2800 miles from home and having people show up.
Kristin does a great blog post with more photos about the reading and the place, Busboys and Poets to learn more about this cool venue I was thrilled to read at.