This year the African American Literature and Culture Society was back at the Louisville Conference with this great panel on music and writing, chaired by Nathaniel Mackey and bringing me together with scholar-friends Anthony Reed and Meta Jones.
This year's keynote poet was Juliana Spahr. Hadn't seen her for a few years, so that was a special opportunity. I first got to know Juliana back when she was at Buffalo, and she shared Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's video art with me.
Another highlight this year was a full panel on the work of Larry Eigner.
We again had a good representation of Penn State scholars at Louisville, keeping up the tradition.
And the tradition of the party/poetry reading at Alan Golding's house was again a highlight of the year. I'll be posting a recording to Penn Sound before too long.