That is the title of Kerima Polotan's wonderful essay on her stay at the Breadloaf
Writers' Conference, an essay that was later included in her book, Adventures in a Forgotten Country.
It is written to Joseph Parisi, then head of Poetry magazine, now entrenched at Breadloaf
School at Middlebury College.
Mark Strand, also, at Breadloaf
, when I was younger, and beyond; Terence DesPres who was not a poet, but who was author of The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps.
I received a scholarship to go to Breadloaf
, and my wife & I will be leaving in a couple of days.
Dhaka Dust, the 2010 winner of the Breadloaf
Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize, is a respectable, capable, and sincere first book of poems.
Mark Powell is author of the novels Prodigals, Blood Kin, and The Dark Corner (forthcoming), and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Breadloaf
There is, for example, a moment in a summer I spent at Breadloaf
(the School of English, not the Writers' Conference).
Each year, Graywolf Press publishes the winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, and neither the publisher nor the Breadloaf
Writers Conference (which administers the Prize) has put forward a wrong foot yet.
At Arizona and in the Warren Wilson MFA program and at Breadloaf
, he was a sought-after teacher; and over the years his other students included Tony Hoagland, David Wojahn, Adrian Blevins, Michael Collier, Aga Shahid Ali, Richard Siken, Bruce Cohen, and many other well-known poets.
Vicki Forman's "memoir of premature motherhood" won top prize at the Breadloaf