The Toni Morrison Society was celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, and so the gathering raised a toast in their honor.
This is to be the last ALA conference in San Francisco, and so it was particularly fitting that singleton, a long-time force in Bay Area poetry, should be honored. She read (and projected!) several of the "works on paper" from her most recent book, American Letters. Keep an eye on Penn Sound for a recording of singleton's reading.
"walk softly and carry a big pencil"