Some things poets are saying at AWP & beyond: http://networkedpoetry.wordpress.com/
So, here are a few things you should know about this week in order to have an Awesome week in Denver as well as hang out with me. I am in desperate need of hanging-out-with.
1) Thurs through Saturday:
I will be dividing my time mostly between the Denver Quarterly booth and the Octopus booth (where the new issue of Saltgrass is situated). You should come find me at these booths, have your mind blown by the poetry, and sit by my side.
I will hold your hand.
And share some grapes if I have grapes.
I hope I bring grapes.
2) Wednesday night: If you are coming to town Wednesday night, please meet me at this reading:
7:30PM Diode Poetry Journal/Makeout Creek Reading
Location: Jones Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1101 13th Street
Line-Up: Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Tarfia Faizullah, Karyna Mc Glynn, Abayomi Animashaun, Kara Candito, Mary Biddinger, Clint Mc Cown, Allison Titus, Cynthia Lotze, Nate Slawson, G C Waldrep, Joshua Poteat, Keverlee Burchett, Sabrina Orah Mark
I am reading here:
Doors at 6:30, 7pm-9pm: Horse Less Press & Lost Roads Press at the MCA (1485 Delgany Street). Please come and hear collaborative and solo readings from C.D. Wright, Forrest Gander, Adam Clay, Matt Henriksen, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Sommer Browning, Julia Cohen, Bruce Covey, Nate Slawson, Jennifer Denrow, Eric Baus, Andrea Rexilius, Shawn Huelle, Emily Kendal Frey, Sarah Bartlett, Joseph Wood, Jen Tynes, and Susan Scarlata.
and then I am reading here:
6:30PM-9:00PM "HISTORIC FALCON"
Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; walking distance from the conference
You should definitely come to this reading of six small presses: Birds, LLC; Brave Men Press; Harp & Altar; Immaculate Disciples Press; Mississippi Review Poetry Series; and New Issues Press. Poets include: Julia Cohen, Brian Foley, Elisa Gabbert, Kate Greenstreet, Dan Magers, Justin Marks, Linnea Ogden, Christopher Salerno, Kim Gek Lin Short, Sam Starkweather, Janaka Stucky, and Chris Tonelli.
and then I am going here to party afterward:
7:30PM-10:00PM Wave Books, Canarium Books, Ugly Ducking Presse & Octopus Books Presents
Location: Benders Tavern, 314 E 14th Ave
Cost: Free & Open to the Public!
A Poetry Reading & Party Featuring: John Beer, Heather Christle, Dorothea Lasky, Paul Killebrew, Dan Machlin, Geoffrey Nutter, Alex Stein & Matvei Yankelevich. Directions From the Convention Center: Walking (1 mile): go east on 14th St, right on bannock for two blocks & left on 13th Ave up four streets. Or it's a $6-8 cab ride.
Please come to the afternoon Denver Quarterly reading. It will blind you with brilliant diamond-like poets. It will be a temporary physical blindness but a permanent mental transformation:
3:00PM- 4:30PM DENVER QUARTERLY Reading and Publication Celebration
Location: The Dikeou Collection, located in Downtown Denver: The Colorado Building, 1615 California Street (at 16th Street), Suite 515, Denver, CO 80202 (Only a two-block-walk from the Colorado Convention Center.)
Cost: There will be free wine and snacks, and no charge for the event.
Featuring: Dan Beachy-Quick, Julie Carr, Malinda Markham, Martha Ronk, Cole Swensen, Brian Teare
I might go to this later on in the evening:
6:00PM-10:00PM Counterpath Press and Letter Machine Editions Reading
Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205; (303) 294-9281
Cost: Free; Full restaurant and bar
Featuring: Brenda Hillman, Laynie Browne, Forrest Gander, Mei-Mei Berssendbrugge, Carol Snow, Barbara Freeman, Cole Swensen, Gillian Conoley, Stephen Ratcliffe, Martha Ronk, Paul Hoover, Travis Nichols, Aaron Kurin, Juliana Leslie, Farid Matuk, Peter Gizzi.
Who knows what will happen Saturday.
Okay, so find me at the booths!