I attended the free MICA talk on Monday. Lani Irwin was the featured artist. I attend these types of things at MICA or the BMA whenever I can. I thoroughly enjoy the way these talks focus on the artist's progression of ideas and methods.
Later that evening I got to thinking that I should try to host a reading where a writer describes their progression. I realize that it would be a different/difficult thing to do since we can't show slides where the ideas are apparent... but maybe I'll figure it out. I'll chew on it a little.
Cole Swensen is coming to the i.e. series in October! The introduction that she wrote for American Hybrid is perhaps the best part of that anthology other than the line "a little more sun on the red human." I don't remember who wrote that poem, but that line frequently forces itself into my head.
Today is my Friday because I'm off to the beach tomorrow.