AWP Chicago 2009 in the books. I promise I'll be much more aphoristic for it. Great to (finally) meet up with everyone, shake hands, spend downtime. Already feeling the nostalgia? Some quick hits below.

Moody hotel room shot of John Hancock Building

Know where: RUI vs. AWP @ Sheffield's

Would you care for a drink, Mr. Torrance?

The loneliest discoball: Grand Ballroom @ Hilton Chicago

"Blue Horse Ass with Water Cooler"
by Forrest Roth, all rights reserved


Going solo: Quickies! crowd @ Innertown Pub

"Yearning" with Robert Olen Butler, et al.

Holding court for PANK: She-Devil @ Quimbey's

Oh Metra Line, you'll say anything...

Stuart Dybek