I spent three days this month attending the AWP conference for the first time ever. It was here in DC, so how could I miss? I enjoyed seeing many of my favorite poets and writers read from their work. I was also excited to sneak onto the bookfair floor with a poem in The Writer's Guide and in the form of a bookmark produced by Barnacle Mountain Press.
Will I attend again? Hard "maybe." But I'm glad it came to town.