Once again, the 10-day residency at Pacific University was amazing. I am filled to overflowing with new insight, awareness, friendships, and poem. Stimulated. Moved. Inspired.
The Wildish boys are alive and well and have quickly become a study of sentence. I think about how Raymond Carver worked so closely with John Gardner, words and sentences. In workshop at the residency, faculty David Long took one of my paragraphs and mapped it out, moved it around, made cuts and tweaks. Like magic.