Pencil. Quickly executed drawing of my Mss.
I drove to the Brattleboro Literary Festival and heard Alan Cheuse and Robert Pinsky read for an hour and a half. The former a prose writer, the latter a poet. They were born in the same year and grew up in New Jersey not far from each other and met at Rutgers U. Both were excellent. You may have heard Cheuse on NPR doing book reviews. Pinsky's poems very good, it is wonderful to hear poems read, to hear the inflections and emphasis and the stories that go with the poem. Pinsky is very funny and most interesting I thought. Then I ate lunch, stopped in a few shops and heard the end of a far too academic panel discussion of Robert Frost. At that point my head was full so I drove on home.