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I was at the DU library when I noticed I'd missed a call on my phone, which had 1% battery life left and no charger to help it. I could see the call was from DC and that someone had left a message. I opened my voice mail to listen, then heard the following: Hi, this is Rebecca calling from the National Endowment for the Arts, this message is for Caroli––

And then my phone powered down. And then I FREAKED OUT.   

 

 

The afternoon ended with celebratory, happy-hour beers at Steuben's.  

Here is a link to a list of the fellowship recipients. I raise my glass (or beer can) to you all! 

Thank you, NEA. And thank you, Jeff.