***AWP looks more & more likely. I haven’t seen some of the Hollins professors in over a year, if not longer than this. &, there’s something incredible about surrounding yourself with serious writers and crazy intelligent academics on the weekend of your 29th birthday. Nevermind the fact that the conference is in DC, which means I can play with JCK, too.
***“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, Harry.” -- Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
***A Journey through Moonlight by Russell Edson
In sleep when an old man's body is no longer
aware of his boundaries, and lies flattened by
gravity like a mere of wax in its bed . . . It drips
down to the floor and moves there like a tear down a
cheek . . . Under the back door into the silver meadow,
like a pool of sperm, frosty under the moon, as if in
his first nature, boneless and absurd.
The moon lifts him up into its white field, a cloud
shaped like an old man, porous with stars.
He floats through high dark branches, a corpse tangled
in a tree on a river.
-- Russell Edson