Well, hello there. It's been busy, again.
Although Saturday night, between a bar and a friend's business launch party, I acquired a sweet purple jacket as the highlight of a drinking-while-shopping situation. Besides that, it's all cubicle, all the time.
My roommate is burning toast right now. I want to tell you what's on the toast he's burning: vodka pasta sauce, hot sauce, and cheddar cheese. Dinner?
I'm not sure, either.
Well, take a break from whatever you're doing and make your way over to the new word for/ word issue (#12): www.wordforword.info/vol12
Sommer Browning, who read last night, has these two killer lines I've stolen to show you, from her first poem:
"an oath taken tragic and rash"
"no black-berries, no. not any
And then we have Tom Hibbard:
"out of rushing water, out of horse tracks on the
blue trail of idolatry, out of completed funeral
So go, finish these poems and start new ones. Note the stellar review of Elisa Gabbert's chapbook, "Thanks for Sending the Engine" by Mark Wallace.
Tomorrow there is this:
Best American Poetry 2007
Tishman Auditorium, 7:00 p.m., free
Heather McHugh and David Lehman, Moderators
Heather McHugh, guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2007, and David Lehman, the series editor of Best American Poetry and poetry coordinator of the New School Graduate Writing Program, read their own work and introduce some of the poets, such as Robert Pinsky and Alan Shapiro, represented in the 2007 volume.
In addition, seven New York-based poets will read their poems from "The Best American Poetry 2007." The poets are Kazim Ali, MacGregor Card, Sharon Dolin, Elaine Equi, Thomas Fink, Meghan O'Rourke, and Matthea Harvey.
I'd really like to see Matthea Harvey read since I've never heard her read before.
The memorial for Liam Rector will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2007.
Proceedings will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.; please arrive at 2:30.
St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery
131 East 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
In other news, although slightly belated:
Helmsley Dog Gets $12 Million, but Real Estate Billionaire Leaves Nothing to 2 Grandchildren
NEW YORK (AP) -- Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.
Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.
She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer -- so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year.
Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.
Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children -- Craig and Meegan Panzirer -- for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.
I want to know those reasons, too.
I just discovered that I can bulk order Astronaut Icecream. This means I just bulk ordered Astronaut Icecream:
I forgot to give the zipcode with my order. Do you think my ice-cream will still reach me? If you'd like to re-live your first trip to the Science Museum in the early 80s, let me know and I'll save a pack of AI for you.