european travels and local projects
Much travel coming up-- to Frankfurt for a conference called "Negotiating Diversity", then to Spain for talks in Huelva and Vigo. I'll detour to Cordoba and Granada while I'm in the south-- have had a longstanding fascination with the Alhambra. Then to Cyprus for Performing Identity/Crossing Borders. My paper's still not done, which I don't like so much. Down to the wire is not my scene.
I've been working with a few grad students on a reading series at UBC, we've dubbed "Play Chthonics." Shaping up nicely. There will be a local writers pre-series reading on May 17, with Meredith Quartermain, Dorothy Trujillo-Lusk, Hiromi Goto and Fred Booker. It'll be really great to have more of a contemporary writing presence at UBC. Hope we get our funding for the rest of the series.
Feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed, but good things are happening. Mike Barnholden has asked for the Ham poems for the next West Coast Line.