AWP was fun
Thanks to everyone who came by the Octopus Books table, who bought copies of the books & chapbooks & to anyone who said "oooh, free buttons!"
It was nice to meet-in-brief so many peeps I admire.
Thanks to Rope-A-Dope & Cupboard for being wonderful table-mates.
Thanks to Josh Wilkinson's class at Loyola for being wonderful during Jules & Noah's & my visit.
Thanks to Chris Tonelli for being point-man setting up the No Thousands reading at the Bottle & thanks to all the wonderful readers that night.
In a night characterized by ass-kicking, Shane McCrae & Eric Baus both kicked notably serious ass.
I forgot to take pictures at the reading, but here are some of my sketches I drew from memory, which capture the most tender moments of the event.
I might have remembered some of the details wrong.