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ON LOS ANGELES: AWP, PYTHONS, AND WAX

Last week, I went to #AWP16 in Los Angeles, California to represent Carlow University and our MFA Program for Creative Writing . Needless to say, we had a blast! We got to speak to a lot of potential applicants, spread the word about our program, and by the end of the conference, all of our materials were gone and I had a list of inquiries triple from what I had last year. Our hotel wasn’t too far away from the conference center either, so I usually walked the mile+ back and forth each day, and it was really relaxing and quickly became something that I started to look forward to each day. All in all, I became a big fan of LA in no time at all. Naturally I did some networking and book buying while I was there, too. I got a great collection of poetry books from Black Ocean , one of my all-time favorite presses for dark surrealism, and I also picked up some pieces from WriteBloody Publishing , Third Man Books , and Two Sylvias Press . The gods of dark prose must have been smiling