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
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
Seriously.Kanye West: Proud Non-Reader, Author.Two things:Dude needed a co-author for this shit?Who on earth agreed to publish this? As far as I can tell, it's self-published.
A few weeks ago, I stayed late at work one night - till after 7 - to figure out a problem with the rosters. Blah, blah, boring details - but my new boss gave me a gift card to Barnes & Noble for $20 as a sort of "thank you" for the effort. It was… Continue reading book it!
Today I did a meme on Facebook that asked me to list the 20 books of poetry that made me want to be a poet. These were my answers:1. The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills - Charles Bukowski2. Blood Sugar - Nicole Blackman3. The Good Thief - Marie Howe4. Dien Cai… Continue reading poems like a hand in my chest
So I started a modified version of the reading charting again on my website. I think previously I was way too ambitious - but I do want to keep track of what I'm reading in a year. So I'm just going with books at this point, and tossing the rest.But I need to start a… Continue reading Reading Wishlist