I had not been to Nashville before and enjoyed a cultural tour that included Hatch Show Print and a number of other remarkable resources including the Main Public Library.
I gave a lecture at a panel that was organized by Warren Lehrer that was called Improving the Quality of Narrative Text in Artists' Book Classes. This is the title slide:
I talked about how our Creative Writing and Poetry programs at the University of Arizona have developed deep ties to our own Visual Arts MFA program.
I also had two of my books, Celsius 233 and Reaper, selected by a blind jury for inclusion in a concurrent show at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Vanderbilt University.
On our last day there, Sunday, Cindy took us, along with her husband and Rebecca Chamlee, to a great brunch place called Pinewood Social. Attached to the restaurant area was a beautiful old bowling alley. Along the side of the bowling lanes was a wall with lots of old paint cans with amusing labels, all lined up to make an eye-catching installation.
We had some amazing meals during our visit and discovered what a foodie center Nashville has become for the South.