Today was the long awaited day when Tony Hoagland arrived to do a reading (which was awesome) at FIU's Writers on the Bay Series. Tony and his partner Kath are staying at a beach front resort very close to our condo and the first thing he did after checking in was put on his bathing suit and run down the white sand beach and just float in the warm ocean. He used to live in Wellfleet on the Cape (Mass) so the ocean has this power over him. It is so great to see our poet friends let loose and relax as soon as they dive in to these blue south florida waters. Tomorrow, some sun bathing, a stroll along the broadwalk, or some kayaking with the manatees. What else does a poet need?