this person has never read my work as far as i know so i don't think the selection process must be very strict.
i feel about my poetry pretty much how i felt about my academic 'work' before i was an academic. which is to say that it is this private thing i do in my room with the door closed and i have no idea what its relation might be to what anyone else is doing. so i am a little nervous but also a little excited but also a little nervous.
i'm wondering should i write something special or should i read from one of the long things i've been writing. or should i add a special section to one of those long things and read that.
or maybe i will just stand up there and say
faucet. have i said that before?