Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Happy, Happy

I just found out I got accepted to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's advanced writing workshop with Kim Addonizio.

I have worshiped that woman for sooo long from afar. I'm jumping out of my pants, I'm so happy. And yet: It's quite expensive -- I did manage to get a hotel room under 70 dollars a night, when most of the suggested housing was upwards of 200 a night. But still. No more buying books, or clothes.... or food or toilet paper.

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating. But still. Kim Addonizio!! I get 5 days of workshops with her. I'll probably find a way to snip a little piece of her hair to keep in a shrine, as if she were a saint. Or a finger bone might do.


Valerie Loveland said...

Whoa, awesome!

Rethabile said...

Get the finger bone. It has more DNA in it, and 300 years from today, your progeny can prove that their ancestor knew Kim. And they can then sell the bone for millions. Trust me.

Ivy said...

Yay! Well done!

And where's this auction of yours, missy? ;-) Is it online or in real life?

And will we hang out for a bit in NY?

Christine said...

Thanks, Valerie!

Rethabile -- okay, one vote for the fingerbone -- soon I'll have to hide this thread so Kim doesn't get wind of it...

Ivy -- I left a comment on your blog. The auction is, quite sadly, at my university -- so far the bidding is up to $15 dollars! (argh!)

greg rappleye said...


I met her once, briefly, a long time ago.

I still remember--she is very cool!

And obviously, memorable.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time, Kim is a wonderful teacher!

Tricia said...

Whoa, this is the first I've heard of a Palm Beach Poetry Festival. That's about an hour south of me, so I'll definitely try to make it to some of the free events. Perhaps I will collide with you!