One of today’s purchases at Carmichael’s in Louisville: @AM_Farmer’s collection from Tiny Hardcore Press. P.S. I really love this city.
I think this was the eighth bourbon distillery tour for us, and our guide still managed to teach us a new thing or two. Plus: Bulleit rye. (at Stitzel-Weller Distillery)
Pre-gaming the reading with a Four Roses Single Batch Manhattan, up. I would say, “When in Kentucky,” but I drink bourbon pretty much everywhere. (at Garage Bar)
Made it to Louisville, parked, and found this next to the meter. Toured the Louisville Slugger factory and took some batting practice. Reading tonight at the Mellwood Arts center.
Back in my home state, on my way to read tomorrow in Louisville. (at Upland Indianapolis Tasting Room)
Two questions I never know how to answer:
1. Where are you from?
2. Why are you sad?
The answers are maybe always related, for me, and maybe for anyone who is from somewhere and is also sometimes sad.
In a few days, this old house will be torn down and burned.
Received an Instagram message today from @jcapocrucet of this photo, part of her syllabus. Stuff like this always thrills me a little, even if I get self-conscious about being sandwiched between two amazing writers like ZZ Packer and Yiyun Li.