If you're to be at the awp conference in DC this weekend then you have something in common with me. If weather is something you want to talk about then I am the man for you. You can talk about the weather with me at readings like this:
Cleveland State University Poetry Center Reading
Club Asylum 7-9pm
2471 18th Street NW
I read first & then the better writers read. Check out the lineup:
John Bradley -- Lily Brown -- Elyse Fenton -- Emily Kendal Frey -- Dora Malech -- Shane McCrae -- Helena Mesa -- Zach Savich -- Allison Titus -- Allison Benis White
Then I head to the Pank, Annalemma & Mud Luscious Reading
Also at 7-9pm
Ireland's Four Provinces
3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Every single one of these people are reading: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Molly Gaudry, Steve Himmer, Jesse Bradley, Matt Bell, Mel Bosworth, Sal Pane, Sasha Fletcher, Mary Miller, Ethel Rohan, Rob Roensch, Brian Oliu, Mathias Svalina, Matt Salesses, Amber Sparks
The Octopus / 1913 / Action / Letter Machine Reading is going to be the best thing you ever did with you "life."
Comet Ping Pong 4-6pm
5037 Connecticut Avenue
All of these poets are your favorite poet(s)
Letter Machine Editions:
Jeff T. Johnson
After that go to the Table X reading
Steve's Bar Room
1337 Connecticut Avenue NW # 2
Everyone in the history of humanity is reading. Me included.
I'll also be part of a panel on Thursday:
Thursday, February 3 · 9:00am - 10:30am
Virginia B Room, Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level
Hands On: A Conversation about DIY and Craft Culture in a Digital World. (Liz Ahl, Jennifer S. Flescher, Timothy Schaffert, Kathryn Bursick, Betsy Wheeler, Mathias Svalina)
Mostly, though, I'll be at the Octopus & Cupboard & Saltgrass table, part of the Table X resistance enclave.
Doesn't attending AWP sound like a terrible thing to do?