Tuesday and it really does feel like it should be Friday. Residency is always that way, running on its own schedule.
Right now I am trying to finish up reading the last of my “large group” poems for tomorrow for the two people we will critique before the second set of graduating student readings for the evening. I have less than 30 minutes but only two poems to read, I think I can do it.
I got up pretty early tomorrow considering I was up pretty late last night so I could do some Wii Fit and get a decent breakfast before the class. Today we had a lecture on Shaping the Book: Non-fiction. I found a lot of good information in the presentation that can be applied to my thesis work as well. After my quick, typical residency lunch of salad and cheesecake I headed back into class for some more graduating student seminars.
The two seminars I went to today were both by poets I admire and whose presentations seemed to speak to each other as they approached different sides of how to use “truth” and autobiography in your poetry. Very well done ladies!
My critique went pretty well today, I think. I always choose not to read the written comments until when i am ready to revise but I took some good general notes and I think I have a few poems that I thought were dead in the water that I can possibly salvage. Yah me!
Two fiction writers and two poets read earlier. Vida you rock! And some more poets read now in–14 minutes! I’d better save and shut down so I don’t miss out. I am proud of myself that I am staying for more of these when my couch at home sounds very lovely about now
Critiques done. Ready for more tomorrow.
But I do need to come home tomorrow night and do laundry cause you don’t want me to where smelly jeans now do you?