Saturday started out with a panel on poetics and new media (Clark Lunberry, Joe Milutis and Ron Silliman), and Poetics and Other Arts (Rebecca Cummins, Ted Hiebert and Barrett Watten). After lunch and general hanging out, there was a second session on poetics and other arts featuring Charlie Altieri, Lyn Hejinian and Brian Reed. The afternoon brought us to the first of the "postings" sessions, shorter presentations by individuals and groups that ranged from the weighty to the disembodied. Niko Vassilakis shared the new LAST VISPO ANTHOLOGY with us, a book that will get a lot of attention, though my old friend and publisher Crag Hill wasn't able to join Niko as planned for the posting.
Left to Right: Rebecca Brown, David McAleavey, Aldon Nielsen (recognizable by the Taylor Guitars cap). Rebecca and I were both studying at George Washington University at the same time. To this day I remember her reading the first draft of a great piece on Annie Oakley. Poet David McAleavey was a professor to both of us. This was the first time we'd all three been in the same place together since about 1985.