I am beginning to wonder if weeks of rain and cold temps are signature Northeast Ohio weather, or if this is a fluke. In any case, I am getting rather sick of the dampness. There's no way in hell I'm going out to bring in the trash cans today (sorry Frank). I kind of like the gloom, but the rain is just too much.
On Saturday I drove through the rain to the astonishingly beautiful Trinity Commons at Cleveland State University. This is the home of the CSU Poetry Center and the site of our NEOMFA faculty & student gathering. What a spectacular facility, and a breathtaking cathedral!
Wrote (and workshopped, with APC) a new poem trying to be less "oblique and puzzling," and apparently it worked. I actually used a bit more direct autobiographical detail in it (nothing exciting or scandalous, however), so maybe that's the key for some poems.
Currently working on writing a little paper to submit for this.