For the pleasure of those of us who can't get to AWP, Meg Pokrass and Karen Lillis have set up a virtual event that allows us to share work.
By clicking on the following link to Vimeo, listen to Lillis' "No Man's Land" in her own voice. It's a wonderful, live reading.
In "No Man's Land", which is part of a novel in progress, water, both dirty and clean, defines geographical and social boundaries. It likewise mimicks blood tide and the flow of strong emotions. Karen gives us some beautiful, sharp descriptions of fear and desire.