Happy Valentine's Day, kids. Here are some lovely poems you can read, in the event you're trying to impress someone today with your appreciation of fine, fine literature: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is Not All" e.e. cummings' "i like my body" Anne Sexton's "The Kiss" (this one in several languages!) Carol Ann Duffy's "Valentine"… Continue reading screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)
Received the following email from a non-poet friend: Most romantic, seksi or loving poem ever? Need answers for someone planning an over the top love exclamation! My response: Enjoy your day of love, kids. Use Neruda responsibly.
Dear Borders, Looks like our love affair is coming to an end. Clearly you just don't know me at all. I mean, really: Dark Day in the Deep Sea? Don't you know I have a primal, deep-seated fear of the ocean? I don't even know what this book is about, but already I'm feeling the… Continue reading open letter to a chain bookstore
photograph from the amazing Kevin Van Aelst:
in New Jersey:
On Monday, Donna and I, along with Maureen, had the incredible privilege of attending the NJ State Senate Judiciary Committee's public hearing on NJ S-1967, the Freedom of Religion and Equality in Civil Marriage Act. This bill, sponsored by Senators Weinberg and Lesniak, would allow gay couples in NJ to get married. It was an… Continue reading injustice anywhere is a threat.
NJ S-1967 was just released for a full Senate vote on Thursday. Thank you, NJ, for step 1. And can I just say that Senator Gill is my new favorite person?
Heading up to Northern Jerz tonight for the beginning of Rachel and Donna's Most Awesome Shakespearian Adventure.Cross your fingers I make it home alive.
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?
This morning on the commute to work, my favorite "alternative rock" radio station played REM's "The One I Love." I turned it up and was singing aloud when a memory hit me:December 1995 or January 1996, big snowstorm. Dom, his friend MJ, myself and my boyfriend at the time (who shall remain nameless, as I've… Continue reading digression from NaPoMo: my morning chuckle