Saturday, March 27, 2004
Schmoozy (perhaps somewhat boozy) notes from the book fair.
Met bloggers Reb Livingston and Laurel Snyder. Woohoo.
I saw Josh Corey for about .75 minute at Quimby's on Thursday night.
Finally met Brian Evenson in person.
Crashed an NYU alumni gathering with Hannah Tinti & Tom Hopkins. (People kept asking if I went to school there. Yes, I'm Daniel Nester. Of course.)
Saw David Trinidad briefly yesterday--hope to see him again today!
Saw Dan Machlin from Futurepoem, Vincent Standley from 3rd Bed, and Patrick Donnelly from Poets & Writers. If just seeing counts, there are too many people to name, really.
Met Eric Lorberer from Rain Taxi, a good friend to Soft Skull.
Chatted with Mark Bibbins in the hotel bar last night before we hit a party upstairs with the ever-gorgeous Miss Marion Wrenn.
Had beers at Berghoff with Matthew Zapruder, who was on lunch-fetching duty for Big Small Press Mall.
You can't turn around without tripping over a poet.
Purchased: The Wavering Knife by Brian Evenson, Wakenight Emporium by A. B. West, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls by Lucy Corin (all FC2), At Port Royal by Christopher Edgar (AIP), and Juniper Fuse by Clayton Eshleman.
Received: Painted Bride Quarterly: Print Annual 2, in which I appear, and which is rightfully advertised and their book fair table as 28 oz of poetic bliss; and Redivider, a new journal from Emerson College.
Traded a Spooky for Daphne Gottlieb's new chapbook Destroyer of All Things.
Plans to hit a panel this afternoon may fall to the wayside in favor of plans to hit the modern art museum.
Hubby is sporting a fashionable new haircut, part 70s rocker, part razor-layered punk. Thanks, Chicago!
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