It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a slice. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing us space to share our slices.
I drove to Bellingham, WA last Thursday to attend the Western Washington University Poetry Camp. It was wonderfully coordinated by Janet Wong, Sylvia Vardell, Sylvia Tag, and Nancy Johnson.
I intended to write this gushing recap of the weekend but it’s been a whirlwind since I got home Sunday (ah, to have the summer days and time to think).
So I’m doing a pre-write and will offer up more next week.
- when you pick up poets at SEATAC
- when you walk through a toasted marshmallow gauntlet
- thirty-eight poets plus discussing poetry
- when planning via Google with two other people comes off as planned
- playing with poetry forms, art, and ephemera
- leading a session and getting good feedback
- having a book budget and getting a start on Christmas presents
- meeting people whom you’ve gotten to know via an online presence
- listening to Jack Pretlusky perform…FYI: he’s the first Poet Laureate for Children, hardly performs anymore, and it was a real treat.
- driving home with your heart filled.