Dinner, Poetry…What more do you want?

I’m really looking forward to my reading THIS Sunday, August 28, with Kate Kysar at the Y Steak House, Park Rapids.  Kate and I met years ago while she was living in Bemidji.  Her first book was published by Loonfeather Press, as was mine.  She’s now gone on to have a second book published just this year, the excellent Pretend the World (Holy Cow! Press).  It’s kind of interesting that our careers are in some ways parallel (though hers more illustrious), with mine a few years behind hers.  It did make me feel better about my own progress that there were several years between her first book and her second.  I’m not too behind yet!  Poetry for me is such a long, slow process of observation, thought, and eventual expression.  I envy the people who can just crank ’em out,  but I have to honor my own process, too.  Patience is a virtue, right?

If you are interested in attending the Y Steak House event, see my schedule page for details.

Quote for the week:  A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

Thanks to Ashley Ziehm for the quote.

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