I don’t know if I exist in the poetry world or not.
I’m not a big fan of AWP. Then again, I’ve only been to conferences as a student. Except for the &Now conference in Notre Dame—I went there as an independent, but still couldn’t get the hang of it.
Like, I’m supposed to meet people who are interested in things I’m interested in!? I’m supposed to eat and drink and have a good time with interesting people!? Tf?
Maybe I’m afraid of having definite opinions about something I love because then it will stop existing as it is? Maybe I’m just not sure what I think about poetry…about anything? Maybe I haven’t found my way out of my social shell?