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March 13th, 2013 / 4:04 pm
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Remembering AWP 2013 (Through Embedded Photos)

I took the Lucky Star bus to Boston with Andrew. A week or so earlier the Fung Wah bus, the bus I’d taken between Boston and New York for five years, had terminated operation by demand of federal government? (Did I read that wrong?) After a long, and delayed, transport, we made it to my parents’ house in Westborough, where we awoke the following morning to what would become 18 inches of snow.

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We helped my parents shovel (my father worked the snowblower).

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I’d had no intention of paying the registration fee, but things were kind of lax anyways? This is what the inside of the conference looked like.

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We decided to head over to the Holy Trinity offsite event at Lorem Ipsum Books in Cambridge. There we happened upon a jovial Justin Taylor and a timid Ariana Reines chatting about Tao Lin’s forthcoming novel Taipei. (That is actually what they were talking about when this was photographed, I swear to you, I promise.)

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The readers (pictured above + author of Flatscreen Adam Wilson) read, but not from this pretty number I found perusing the shelves while enjoying some boxed wine.

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It was time to head back on the deplorable MBTA subway system, locally dubbed, simply, the T, to get to Jamaica Plain for the Publishing Genius/Submittable/HTMLGiant-sponsored Literature Party, hosted by none other than our very own Adam Robinson.

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I saw many nice, young, new and familiar faces, but frequently found myself returning to the very exclusive back room, one of more than a few perks reserved for the HTMLGiant regular.

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Here, I ran into contributor Stephen Tully Dierks, who added a Tab to his red wine with traditional Midwestern flare!

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But this too, as all good things do, had to come to an end. We were cabbed (s/o to Elaine Sun for calling it) to an apartment in Cambridge, where I reluctantly drifted into a sleep only babies may know. I awoke to the fond sight of poets sharing.

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Then we went back to the book fair and saw some books, then watched the Murray State / Belmont game and went to sleep and went back to New York. It was an AWP to remember.

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