Two weeks ago, I drove up to Wayne, NJ with Donna to be a subject in a photo shoot for my spring semester photography professor. He's working on a thesis, a collection of photographs exploring the idea of arraignment. From Wikipedia: "Arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal complaint in the presence of the… Continue reading arraignment
So I decided that I would take a day this weekend and dedicate it to writing projects. First I caught up on my critiques over at the ChopShop, the virtual workshop that Donna initiated for our artist friends who can't always manage to get together face-to-face. There was definitely some good stuff happening over there.… Continue reading progress!
and I tell you this is why. I think, more and more, that Amanda Palmer is some sort of prophet. Ok, maybe not a prophet - that's a bit much - but her music is amazing, incredible, fantastic, any glowing descriptor you want to insert there. And that blog entry linked to above, written by… Continue reading you ask why
Not an official one, but just some good happenings for the day: New poem up in Wicked Alice - "Eve Considers Her Life." It's one of the final poems from Imprimatur to be published; Sotto Voce will have "Via Dolorosa" up sometime this fall/winter, and then I'll be finishing up Imprimatur in time for a… Continue reading friday goodness
and how that relates to poetry: So last week Amanda Palmer posted this blog, which I linked to in an earlier entry. In it, Amanda defends her right to publicize how much money she makes, information which is only incidental to the absolute rock-solid truth she presents in the same entry: artists have to make… Continue reading why i think AFP is smart
Jacob's first day was a good one. He came home smiling, and was enthusiastic about going back today. I'm so relieved. I've been in a creative funk for awhile now, but I'm brewing up some plans to change that. I had a discussion with my parents about it on Friday and, while I think they… Continue reading making it happen
Months ago, when I first started really working on Imprimatur, I made a sample so I could have a visualization of what I was working toward. It was a really quick-and-dirty sample, printed on regular white copy paper, with a piece of leather flex simply folded around it. It was held together with a rubber… Continue reading it must be.
I started reading House of Leaves this weekend. I have attempted it before - a quick skim here or there, but the text is so intimidating that it always overwhelmed me, and I couldn't get into it. I read through most of Truant's Introduction on Saturday morning, and today decided to check out the Wiki… Continue reading house of leaves (and other creative endeavors)
So. I just received (and I mean, literally JUST received) a message on Facebook from the Women Poets Reader Directory. The message was advertising the following new initiative, originated by Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu: A few days ago, Cate Marvin sent out an open letter to a group of women writers detailing her concerns… Continue reading women in literature
Donna and I are having trouble.You see, I bought this adorable house, and we moved into it about two weeks ago. In the living room, there is a wall that is perfectly-sized for a large piece of art. The space is probably 4.5 x 4.5 ft, and we painted the wall a deep green color… Continue reading how about we just glue some quarters up there instead?