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famous people i met at awp

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I could go on and on about the cliché buzz sort of book signing handshake and who all famous I met at AWP and had a drink with or talked to at a party but it won’t take long it was Aaron Belz Aaron Belz was the most famous person that I met he was handsome kind of unassuming and really made me laugh Aaron Belz ate breakfast with me every day his insights were delightful I kept noticing him wandering around the book exhibition and he’d stop and talk to me and it was really nice of him but the big shocker was when Aaron Belz took me out for veggie tacos and a little carriage ride we stayed out into the night and skipped the big AWP reading I drank way too much with him and then went to the bat bridge and stuff Aaron Belz took my pants off and put them back on several times looked at me in the mirror even winked Aaron Belz is cute but the way he looked at me I could tell that he wanted to touch me in another way Aaron Belz signed his chapbook for me and was smiling the whole time wrote something clever and now I have 30 copies of it in my satchel he is so famous and I could go on and on and on 

 

[Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport, Spring 2006]