european travels and local projects

So I’m more or less in my new place now. It’ll be great to get those last boxes cleared away.
Much travel coming up– to Frankfurt for a conference called “Negotiating Diversity”, then to Spain for talks in Huelva and Vigo. I’ll detour to Cordoba and Granada while I’m in the south– have had a longstanding fascination with the Alhambra. Then to Cyprus for Performing Identity/Crossing Borders. My paper’s still not done, which I don’t like so much. Down to the wire is not my scene.
I’ve been working with a few grad students on a reading series at UBC, we’ve dubbed “Play Chthonics.” Shaping up nicely. There will be a local writers pre-series reading on May 17, with Meredith Quartermain, Dorothy Trujillo-Lusk, Hiromi Goto and Fred Booker. It’ll be really great to have more of a contemporary writing presence at UBC. Hope we get our funding for the rest of the series.
Feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed, but good things are happening. Mike Barnholden has asked for the Ham poems for the next West Coast Line.

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