watercress * ginger

At a nearby university ~ a campus with lovely bottle trees, one named after Gwendolyn Brooks outside the English department ~ I visited the Guggenheim Gallery Exhibit on the art of the page, which included digital art, hand-illustrated books, art books, furniture made out of paper, and hand-printed postcards.

I was also a guest at a dinner honoring Marjorie Perloff, who is donating her personal library to this university… what an impressive gift to avant-garde poets and literary critics alike!

I thoroughly enjoyed the lively panel session and, of course, Marjorie Perloff’s brilliant lecture on Futurism.

The dinner menu was marvelous:

Watercress & Citrus Salad with Endive, Sliced Red Onions and Orange Ginger Vinaigrette

Rosemary Garlic Marinated Chicken with Mushroom Parmesan Polenta & Steamed Asparagus Spears

New York Cheesecake with Fresh Berries (Strawberries and Blueberries)

During one of the receptions, I passed a splendid array of Argentinian wines in elegant dark glass bottles, but I don’t drink alcohol, so my generous hosts served me French Sparkling Limonade.

What sparkling, collegial hosts ~ some whom I’ll look forward to seeing, once again, at AWP Denver.

postscript inklings: An interview avec moi…

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