Friday, August 10, 2007

So I'm going to read in the Segue series on October 20.

I haven't been back East since I left, and I haven't been in New York in ages. Maybe I'll go to DC, too, if I can. Obviously there's a lot of people there I'd like to see, even though the marvelous Mr. Orange has moved away.

A trip to the east coast will force me to come to terms with how Californian or not I've become. Since I moved to California, the answer to "where are you from?" has become easy for me--I say I'm from DC. I'm not from DC, but it's the place that growed me up as a poet. So I suppose my poems are from there, sort of.

5 comments:

douglang said...

Yes, you are a dc poet, according to me, anyway, and will always be one, even if you become a Berlin poet, or a Tokyo poet, or a Vancouver poet.

Small Fry said...

Yes, I think I'll always feel connected to DC. I do hope I can see you all in the fall!

How strange and pleasant to feel connected to a place (leaving helps one feel connected, but still...)

Jessica Smith said...

yes. i am a buffalo poet in the same way. i am going to come see you in nyc.

Small Fry said...

Yes, please come see me! I want to see you! If I'm able to visit DC, we could even drive up to NY together, maybe.

Jessica Smith said...

that would be awesome.