so i totally forgot that the night before i went to austin (10/15/08), i had a book release party at university press books in berkeley! the reading was sponsored by the ethnic studies department at cal, organized by faculty member beth piatote–who is a native american scholar and writer. i think there were about 30 people there, and my books sold out. i read 4 poems and then there was a question/answer session. thanks for everyone who came out!!!
here’s a pic of the bookstore and if you squint you can see my book in the window. you dont have to squint to see poet/scholar jasper bernes grading papers:
and here’s two pics taken from oscar’s flickr of the reading: 1) the crowd & 2) me, oscar, and barbara:
and if you havent bought the book yet, DO IT: