AWP is weird. But so far I have sold some copies of OFC and FOURSQUARE and bought the recent Octopus chapbook pack, two from The Pines; Mayport; Lemon Hound and a new copy of Crystallography (great deals over at the Coach House booth, btw)… obtained some dANDelion (thx derek, by extension)…. I didn’t go to any panels or readings, probably won’t… limited doses. Met some people I’d only heard of (TAN, KB, AB, MY, AG, JR, LAM, DM, MS, KH etc.); saw some people I already liked (CB, AM, SB, LH, MK).
See, it’s initials, not name-dropping exactly, just a shout-out to those who recognize themselves here. Great to meet ya’ll, finally.
I like having a press. It makes interaction absolutely honest (from my side, anyway); I can drool over products by presses I admire, but I don’t worry about, “wow I hope I don’t make a bad impression or X will never publish me.” Go go Buffalo Poetics Program and its crazy DIY empowerment!
Hung out with Charlie and his friends who made a fantastic Southern-gourmet dinner, now endless Futurama.