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Friday, May 18, 2007

Hall Farm Bits

I'm gearing up for my month-long residency at Hall Farm Center. I will be there from June 1 to June 30. That's a lot of time! I'm planning on adding three or four poems to my collection, finishing two reviews of poetry books, and to draft a couple of essays. Plus, I'm taking a small stack of novels to read:

Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes
The Interloper by Antoine Wilson
The Road to Tamazunchale by Ron Arias
La Maravilla by Alfredo Vea
I started work on a new poem last week. It's titled "To Robert Hayden." Hayden is so important to me as a poet. I can see his influence in many of my poems. But the poem I'm writing is not a "love" poem. It's confrontational.
Who wants a Hall Farm Center t-shirt?
Why did it take me so long to apply to colonies? I only started applying to them in 2005.
Only five artists are in residence at one time at Hall Farm. Hmm. This might be fun or trouble. Five people! One jackass will ruin the group dynamic. I hope I'm not that jackass.
Spider-Man 3 sucked. It was too long. And it had four endings. Blah.
I'm going to spend hours in this room. It looks gorgeous.
Gawd, this post is terrible. It's one big brag. I've become Paul Guest. JK! I'm not that handsome.


anything but poetry said...

I want a T-shirt please...Or just a postcard with the logo...

Ryan said...

Hall Farm Center looks fantastic! Congratulations!

Simmons B. Buntin said...

I think what I need is a colony where families come along, too. Just a 2-week kind of thing, since that's all I can take off work. Any suggestions?

Regardless, have a great time! It does look like a wonderful place.

Ivy said...

Wow, doesn't that room remind you of Colony Hall? Have fun there! Five people is an interesting dynamic -- like a family, with all that that entails. :-)

Diana Marie Delgado said...

I totally want one of those shirts, por favor.

cornshake said...

i want a postcard! or a real live letter!

jenni said...

Looks really beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful and inspiring time!

Anonymous said...

But the poem I'm writing is not a "love" poem. It's confrontational.

Isn't every love poem, even in some small way, confrontational?

Diane K. Martin said...

Ooh, I'm starting a full-time job. I so envy you. Get lots of poems written!

Hope we'll both be in BL...

Lee Herrick said...

I hope you have a great & productive time, Eduardo.