Above: Mark, NBA finalist Patricia Smith, and me. The photo was taken at Cipriani by Patricia's husband Bruce DeSilva. (See Patricia's dazzling poem, "Voodoo VIII: Spiritual Cleansing and Blessing," a couple of posts back.)
Two entertaining links:
Click here for the NPR broadcast of the winning writers' readings from the finalists' event at the New School the night before.
Click here for the Book TV broadcast of the ceremony. The awards part of the evening starts a little past the halfway point.