I am in New York; I’m in love with New York.
New York has been teaching (or rather, reteaching me) about weather. It is giving me great lessons such as, it rains. Unlike California, where it only rains sunshine, New York gets wet.
I’ve been enjoying the grey sky and moving colors of the city. It is a lovely contrast; one that makes any rain (literal or figurative) endurable–even endearing.
This has me thinking about Seattle, the home of rain. AWP this year will be in Seattle. People will need coverings. Lets cover them in poems, yes? Please send me your poems and I will paint them onto umbrellas to give away at this years AWP. I’m sending out the call early this year, because I’m hopeful to bring a suitcase full of shelter to AWP.
Please send your poems to NicelleCDavis@gmail.com by February 25th, 2014. I will give your poems out here:
2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Washington State Convention Center &
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
February 26 – March 1, 2014
Also, if you are in New York this week, please find me at:
Red Hen Press at Cornelia St. Cafe
Red Hen Press presents four annual reading series in New York City to parallel its own four in Los Angeles. The press hosts events at Cornelia St. Café, KGB Bar, The Players Club, Bryant Park, and Poets House, bridging the gap between the nation’s coasts. – See more at: http://redhen.org/events/rhp-in-new-york/#sthash.43BL2SdZ.dpuf
Laurel Ann Bogen, Nicelle Davis, Morgan Parker, and Chris Tarry.