Sunday, October 28, 2007

Is this the real life, is this just fantasy

--hope to see you in Oakland this Friday.

--I have been invited to be part of a reading at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference in Chicago, Illinois next April. The reading will feature Jennifer Chang, Joseph O. Legaspi, and yours truly. April 16-20, 2008---read more here.

--two thoroughly enjoyable cinematic trips: Into the Wild and Michael Clayton. Well worth the admission price.

--my book is being used in a literature course at Stanford University this winter.

--new (to me) music I love: Medications EP from Dischord Records.

--three great books I bought on my last trip to the great City Lights bookstore in SF: Imago by Joseph O. Legaspi; Other Fugitives and Other Strangers by Rigoberto Gonalez; Fragment of the Head of a Queen by Cate Marvin.

--current poetics interest: the work of 14th century Italian poet Francesco Petrarcha.

--enjoyed speaking to Brian Turner's poetry students a couple of weeks ago.

--truly looking forward to my forthcoming sabbatical.


Didi Menendez said...

If you remind me when you are going to be there, I will meet with you for lunch.


Lee Herrick said...

Cool---I'll be getting there somewhere around 1:00 pm if you'll be around. Feel free to backchannel me.

Hyun said...

it's real, baby! enjoy it!

Pris said...

I didn't notice the date. If it's coming up, you two must take photos!

And you've been to the City Lights Bookstore? Lucky you! I'd love to see that historic place.

Lee Herrick said...

I didn't take photos, Pris, because I lost my camera last month and haven't replaced it yet. But I think somebody took some pictures, so I'll post a few if they circulate back to me. And yes, I love that bookstore. I go there whenever I can, and I also met Lawrence Ferlinghetti a few months ago at the dedication for Jack Kerouac Alley, which runs right behind the bookstore.

Hyun jin, I will be backchanneling you more on this, but I want to say how unbelievably incredible Saturday night's event was in Oakland. It was such an honor to be there, and I am glad that you feel better about it (I read your blogpost after we talked). All your hard work is not forgotten. Hope to see you soon---