This week is poetry crazy. Tonight I had the amazing opportunity to listen to A. Van Jordan talk shop and read a few poems. Tomorrow I will travel to Cleveland to hear Claudia Rankine. And Friday...........I defend my thesis. I'm really going to miss my NEOMFA friends. It's all too much for me. I'm exhausted, but in that good kinda way. And I got a really personalized rejection letter today. I love those.