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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

bread loaf bits

where to begin?
i showered with james allen hall. twice.
to be surrounded by writers! the shoptalk. the playful banter. the gossip.
james, c.dale, james a., kara, celeste, matthew, eva, tom, maggie, alan, tomas, dave, sasha, peter w., leslie...
oh, the readings! some highlights for me include: jenny george, charles baxter, alex espinoza, louise gluck, roger reeves, matthew dickman, tom sleigh, c. dale young, benjamin garcia, peter campion, leslie harrison, sigrid nunez.

go team voltron!
somebody said this to me: eduardo, you're trying to write portraits of others, but you're really writing self-portraits.
brigit pegeen kelly read saturday night. she blew the top of my head off. after she read, i had to leave. i walked out of the little theatre before the third reader began. oh, that hive swinging over the black water of the ocean!
i had a great roommate: alan heathcock. very nice man. very nice hats.
to have a complete stranger come up to you and say: i read your poem in...
i hate the weather walrus. i hope he falls on his own tusks.
if you're looking for recaps of craft talks/ lectures then you're out of luck. i don't roll like that. but molly took notes and has been posting her observations on her blog. thanks, molly!
the conference re-energized my love for our art. thank you, bread loaf.
more later.


Molly said...

Thank you for the link, Eduardo!


PS: How many times did I walk out of that theatre with my head blow off...

Kells said...

Thank you for your updates and photos.

I have never gone. I feel too old to go --Is it all twenty-somethings or is anyone 40?

I live vicariously through you.

Eduardo C. Corral said...


you should go! apply! apply! you will find all sorts of ages there. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, etc.