from the diary: “Sunday 3/13/88
“[I] went to a poetry reading at Papa Ron’s. Read a selection of very short poems that I titled, ‘Love, Truth, and Shoes: the Cheap Poems’. They dint go over way big. Some, I decided, were too hostile. Spent a lot of time preparing them, practicing, selecting, so I guess I had a lot of expectations to be let down.
“Ann Erickson came and I got her chapbook, Queen of Diamonds.”