Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Weather permitting, I'll be at the AWP conference in Washington DC tomorrow. I'll be working at the bookfair, representing the Sewanee Writers' Conference. I'm also going to be part of an off-site reading, sponsored by three of my favorite literary journals, Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, and Ninth Letter. I'm excited to read with the other writers, especially one of my best friends, Lucy Corin.
I love the bookfair at AWP and I always have at least one book that I'm dead set on buying. Two years ago, it was Light Boxes by Shane Jones and last year it was A Jello Horse by Matthew Simmons and Call It What You Want by Keith Lee Morris. This year, I am long overdue to buy Amelia Gray's Museum of the Weird, so I hope FC2 has copies at the bookfair. I also like to get a few journal subscriptions. The aforementioned CR/MAR/9thLetter journals have a special deal, a year of all three journals for $33, which is a steal.