So there's a big bruhaha (brou-ha-ha? brew-haha? whatever) blowing up in the feminist and indie-arts blogospheres about Amanda Palmer's latest project with Jason Webley, promoted as Evelyn Evelyn (or the Neville Sisters). You can read the history of Evelyn Evelyn here, followed by the recap and Amanda's response to the big dramz here. Basically though,… Continue reading art, activism, feminism, and the possibly impossible coexistence thereof
photograph from the amazing Kevin Van Aelst:
I spent a few hours at Border's this afternoon, and came away with a solid draft of a poem based on this fairy tale (hat tip to Deb LaVeglia for the idea!). Just before settling in to draft the poem, I had a brief chat with This Donna, who mentioned poetry postcards - and then… Continue reading inspiration
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