1. I met Billy Collins after his reading last night. He’s the reason I fell in love with contemporary poetry in high school. He was my gateway poet. I had so much I wanted to say to him but in the end, I shook his hand and struggled to remember how to speak in complete sentences while he signed all my books. I’ve never been so starstruck in my life.
2. I’ve been walking on a cloud since Tuesday. I went on a job interview for a full-time bilingual writing position and was offered the job on the spot. It’s a fun and creative working environment (everyone at the company has nicknames and gets free lunch!) It’s pretty much everything I’ve ever wanted. It took me a while to get here, but I’m so glad I didn’t give up.
3. Here’s a poem Billy read last night that made me laugh out loud.
4. I have a feeling 27 is going to be a good year.