Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Island Residency

IMG_1853, originally uploaded by odelapaz.

Here's where I've been since Monday. I can only stay for a few days this week. I will be coming back, though. Once Meredith's done with summer classes it'll be much easier to coordinate our schedules, what with the baby and all.

Either way, I've managed to read four books of poetry, write five poems (going to try for more this morning), and I plan on putting together a rough first draft of a new prose poem manuscript. It's been a productive two days. That's what happens when you're working with the proverbial gun to your head.


January said...

I don't know what's more amazing, where you're staying or writing writing poems in a day.

Oliver de la Paz said...

The place is pretty amazing. At first I thought it was huge, but as I got accustomed to the space, I realize it's just thoughtfully put together.

The downfall of being here is 1) there's cable and 2) there's high speed internet. I can't truly be monastic here, but you know what, it's all good because in many ways I've used both the cable and the internet in ways that suit me. After intensely looking at my word processing window, sometimes it's okay to look at youtube music videos. . . you know?

Anyway, as I've mentioned before, I'm a binge writer and here's my opportunity to binge.

Susan Allspaw Pomeroy said...

Oliver, where is this??