Not much time for reflection–been zooming around the state, meeting wonderful poets and fans of poetry and readers of poetry and people who are just kind of curious what a Washington State Poet Laureate (and a poem) might look like. From glorious apples in Chelan and the great fun of being part of a poetry pole celebration in Cle Elum to the honor of reading with Charles Johnson and Bridget Foley at Bedtime Stories, it’s been a busy few weeks.
And how does it feel? Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate! His words have been a part of my life since childhood; I can vividly remember my father singing Dylan songs while strumming his guitar: a bold and wonderful choice by the Nobel Committee.