Joshua Marie Wilkinson / Kelly Link / MLA
To Do List: MLA
So, who is going to MLA, and what interesting events are going on? Are there some poetry readings?
I will be there Thursday and Friday.
(For those of you keeping count, here are this year's stats: 401 posts matching MLA Philadelphia are out there in the blog world this morning.)
One of the books from 2006 that I keep going back to is Joshua Marie Wilkinson's Lug Your Careless Body Out of the Careful Dusk, winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize.
There's a good interview of Wilkinson at dislocate magazine.
Here's a tiny snippet:
Q: Are there any "words of wisdom" that linger in your head when you're writing? Any advice that has stayed with you?
A: I like Davis McCombs's response from Charles Wright. I never studied with Charles Wright, but I like the idea of writing not from a place of knowing, but from a place of un-knowing..."I'm Nobody! Who are you?"
Also, Wilkinson mentions Kelly Link, which is always good.