Sunday, April 16, 2006

Sunday April 16 (easter Sunday) - 6:14PM - Pacific Time

So this is the first time i went to the wedding of someone i used to date (i think). interesting sensation, though no big deal since we work together all the time. i am now in the tucson airport, thoroughly tired, hungover and about to begin leg 1 of a three leg flight that will land me in new york if all goes well at 7:12AM tomorrow morning.

i'm also in the niddle of spring break and since i had to cuss out sheela morales (who is now my best friedn in the whole world) i think i've turned a corner with my class. i think sheela has turned a corner too, and i think most of the students have begun to have a better sense of why this work is meaningful. even if it goes terribly south from this pint on (knock on wood), i think this will have been a very very valuable experience. besides, i got at least three serviceable poems out of this class this semester.

the next few weeks are going to be busier than i know what to do with. next week, i do a benefit reading in new orleans with common ground for katrina hurricane victims. this is after an all day workshopping in new jersey on wednesday and LouderARTS slam semi-finals tomorrow evening, in which i compete against rachel mckibbens, fish vargas, carlos andres gomes and laura moran. it's quite a field, but my plan is to absolutely have a great friggin time. in fact, my plan is to slam all four rounds using poems about trinidad and see what happens.

then the week after new orleans is the teen poetry slam nationals here in new york and the following week, i'm in lake placid for three days and then cherry hill /philadelphia for a week and then bunches of other stuff. trust me, i'm not complaining. this means i'll eat throuhg the summer. i'm rambling now though and i know this is lackluster given that i haven't posted something in so long, but i'm tired. it was a wedding after all and weddings mean free liquor and i even liked the poem i wrote for it and you know how cheesy wedding poems can be.

soon. i'll post recent random pictures from various community parties and gatherings and maybe even something that makes more sense.


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