Back from the Heights Workshop.Witnessed, once again, how Danny and Beni can take an idea from a poem and give it a life of its own (to the horror or awe of the writer). Finally met Luna Sicat (ang bait bait na tao). Discussed a Tagalog poem IN Tagalog for the first time (ang sarap sarap ng Tagalog self!). Had the deep pleasure of meeting student writers whose intensity, complication, and crazy/passion for words reminded me of my own rabid/intense/word hungry hungry hungry years as an undergrad. OA hungry. Poetry reading in the field hungry. That laughing from the belly forgetting one's manners kind of. Hungry. I want a nice big salmon sandwich.
Back to the real world!