Will they let a cat lover join a community of dogs?
Let me start over.
I was over at the Cave Canem website and dreaming about getting in (again), and I decided to do a freewrite of the 500 word cover letter you must complete to be accepted in the program. Now keep in mind that the selection process doesn't start until December 2010/January 2011...so this is super in advance, but it will probably take me that long to get through this process, because personal essays are difficult. I'd rather do a research paper than a personal essay. Yikes.
In the cover letter you need to include what you expect to get out of the retreat and what you hope to achieve. Through the freewrite, I came up with four expectations/goals that I feel I can achieve with such a wonderful community of poets.
Perhaps I can polish the cover letter part this summer and try to figure out which 8 poems will speak for me.