All I’ve Learned, I’ve Learned From You, An AWP Wrap-Up

5 Mar

Feeling is an extremely unavoidable, but perhaps not entirely necessary, part of AWP.
Sleep does not equal rest.
Elders needn’t always act like them.
Cab drivers like listening to poetry, too.
Also, cab drivers are sometimes adorably nosey.
If there were a way to avoid having a “real life” that required coming home to, we would all avoid it.
Facial expressions which you believe to be neutral but can actually be interpreted as full of a desire to kill are best avoided.
Free shots are dangerous.
Situations for which the emotional reaction is a foreign conclusion are an easily avoidable, but perhaps entirely necessary, part of life.

3 Responses to “All I’ve Learned, I’ve Learned From You, An AWP Wrap-Up”

  1. James Tadd Adcox March 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Best cabdriver moment of AWP: Adam from Sycamore Review starts reading the driver a poem, the driver cuts him off:
    “No no no. That is not poetry”
    “Why not?”
    I think we’re all expecting him to say, “It doesn’t rhyme” or something like that. He thinks for a moment.
    “It has no musicality.”

    • christopher. March 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      Haha. That would be a fantastic moment to witness.


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