This is a letter about today to Marika in Winnipeg.                      Dear Marika,                                                              

You know more about what;s going on in NYC poetry than I do, but perhaps today I have the scoop. I;m in Tompkins now writing on a typewriter for 

the first time since childhood. It was raining earlier, but now the sun is

out and things are warming up and drying off. pThis year marks the 5th annual

NYC Poetry Festival, but I;m sure you knew that. We;ll talk soo n on another

Sunday when our free time aligns. Keep writing your beautiful words dear friiend. 

P.S. Marisa, Kae, and Romina say hello from NYC, your home away from home

in Tthe UZS

the USA