Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Novel manuscript formatted, Fairfield packets sent off, NYU portfolios read and graded. And tomorrow we're headed to New Orleans, where Mark is Poet-in-Residence at Audubon Zoo, and where I'll reportedly get to go behind the scenes. By this I mean, get to meet the creatures up close, possibly... elephants? More, obviously, to pass on in a day or two, but in the meantime two things:
Kathy Graber, whom some might remember as Arden's favorite animal sitter in Dog Years, has an excellent poem, "The Drunkenness of Noah," in the May 17th New Yorker.
And Bindu Wiles' interview with me went live on her blog today. I hope you like it. It was good to get to talk about genre and truth and animals and things l usually don't get to talk about.
The pictures above, by the way, were taken in the backyard out in Springs today. A cold dry sun on the leaves, a very good weather for raking, weeding, pulling, sweeping. Then, off the ocean, a wind so moist it almost had a taste in it. Even the maple out front shuddered.