I've started a new collaborative art project. I know, I'm insane. School, work, Jacob, all those resolutions I made (crap, it's time to review that again, isn't it?). But this is cool and exciting and fun. And a little stressful, but you know. So you can check out the project here, at Reflex the Noun… Continue reading new collaboration
all over Teh Interwebz: I have a guest post up at Voice Alpha today, on the alternating reading format I used two weeks ago in Princeton with Anna. Voice Alpha is a companion site to the audio poetry journal Whale Sound; Voice Alpha takes the opportunity to examine "the art and science of reading poetry… Continue reading look at me
When I was growing up, the car stereo was controlled by the person driving. My mother favored Whitney Houston and Ronnie Milsap, and my father’s musical taste included a sprinkling of rock from the 1960s and 70s. Both of them, though, delivered a healthy dose Motown. My brother and I considered ourselves lucky to have… Continue reading how a white girl came to love motown (and what that has to do with Patricia Smith’s poetry)
Today I saw a RT on Twitter from What Tami Said, my current favorite blogger for issues of equality. Here it is: I clicked on the link with some skepticism – that tagline is not the most promising, and I was more than a little surprised, since The Root provides a lot of insightful and… Continue reading institutionalized homophobia & how it made me disappointed in Cee Lo
I'm gearing up to start a new poetry and art project (one that combines poetry and art, yay!), one that will be collaborative. More details on that later -- in the meantime, I've been trying to get back into the swing of writing regularly. Since NaPoMo, I haven't written a whole lot, so I think… Continue reading process
I probably should have been more optimistic about Kristen Wiig's new movie, Bridesmaids, considering that it was written by a woman (Wiig) and directed by Paul Feig, the mind behind such genius shows as Freaks and Geeks and some of The Office episodes. But I was worried: Judd Apatow was the producer, and after Knocked… Continue reading bridesmaids
Last night's reading at the Princeton Public Library was fantastic. Anna and I arrived a few minutes early to an empty reading area, which made us a little nervous. But it filled up pretty quickly; I saw a wonderful group of familiar faces that I don't see nearly enough, and a couple of Anna's students… Continue reading of shoes and ships and sealing wax
Just a reminder: this Monday night I'm reading at the Princeton Public Library with Anna Evans! It'll be awesome, and we'll rock your socks off. Also, I put this challenge/invitation out on Facebook and I'll do it here, too: The first person to come up to me at the library and recite either Yeats' "Drinking… Continue reading achtung!
Tonight I saw this in my backyard: Yes, you are looking at two beetles mating. At least, I think that's what you're looking at. Here are the parties involved: Based on my somewhat limited knowledge of insectology (and my somewhat limited knowledge of animal mating behaviors), I'm guessing this little one is el señor. And… Continue reading let’s play a game called what am i looking at.
Hey now! I have two poems up in Borderline right now! Go here to read "The Amazing Human Magpie" and "Pandora in the City".