Ok, just one last one. Then, no more. Promise.
"I was moved by these poetic gems of death, devotion, and house renovation. Too bad God is lame."--Billy Collins
"Don't you really like my Billy Collins quotes?"--Billy Collins
"The thing about Billy Collins is you never really know what the fuck he's talking about- it's that complicated." --Billy Collins
"Actually, the thing about Billy Collins is that we know all too well."--Some Better Poet Currently Writing Better Poetry
Ok, I'm done.
Dear Readers & Friends,
The first paper edition of Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal is now available for
pre-orders and will ship in late November.
(Online issues will continueunabated--Spring '08 will be guest-edited by Bhanu Kapil.) T
ARPAULIN SKY JOURNAL Issue #13
$12 includes shipping in the US($6 for contributors to the issue)http://www.tarpaulinsky.com/Press/index.html Featuring new work by 52 contributors: Rosa Alcalá / Samuel Amadon / Lucy Anderton / Claire Becker / Cara Benson / Ilya Bernstein / Joseph Bradshaw / Popahna Brandes / Daniel Brenner / Lily Brown / Julie Carr / Laura Carter / Jon Christensen / Heather Christle / John Cotter & Shafer Hall / Patrick Culliton / John Deming / Sean Thomas Dougherty / Danielle Dutton / Sandy Florian / Hillary Gravendyk / Annie Guthrie / Brent Hendricks / Anna Maria Hong / John Hyland / Lucy Ives / Karla Kelsey / Steve Langan / Barbara Maloutas / Sarah Mangold / Justin Marks / Teresa K. Miller / Jefferson Navicky / Bryson Newhart / Nadia Nurhussein / Thomas O'Connell / Caryl Pagel / Nate Pritts / Elizabeth Robinson / F. Daniel Rzicznek / Spencer Selby / Brandon Shimoda / Lytton Smith / Sampson Starkweather / Mathias Svalina / Jen Tynes / Prabhakar Vasan / Della Watson / Theodore Worozbyt / Bethany Wright / Kristen Yawitz
Pretty exciting. I bolded some of the poems I'm already excited to read. Prolly everyone else's work will blow my mind onto my wallpaper as well. Yay. I mean, Ew.
BATTLE HILL POETRY FESTIVAL AT THE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY
SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 2007 7PM
25th street Entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery (25th street/5th avenue in South Slope-Green Wood Hts)
R train to 25th Street, walk up the hill one block from subway
ADMISSISON: $5-10 SLIDING SCALE
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 20 poets will read & local blues musician Bennett Harris will play during the refreshment breaks.
lauren claire ireland
Cool. I'm going to go for an hour or two.
I am totally wearing a dress.
I got new sheets, as I said I would. Except they are green, not pink. The pink ones were completely lame and I couldn't justify buying them not to mention they made me feel a little pervy. So the green- which matches my blanket anyways. I swept my floor and put all my summer dresses away, which was sort of sad. I was sitting on my couch and said outloud, "Well, I guess summer's over" and MF stopped eating a brownie and said, "Dude, it's mid-October."
Self-observation: There are some seasons I am aesthetically made for but not thermally made for.
Come to my reading tonight?
Ok, I still am planning on posting Merrill excerpts I like. To Come.
When I used to get really stressed out as a kid about certain things I just wasn't getting done and I'd think back over the previous few days to see how I could have organized something differently in order to have accomplished what I wanted to, my Mom would say, "Sometimes life just gets in the way, Julesy." And sometimes that's true. I mean, we always have to be aware of our own culpability/responsibility- but sometimes unforseen things pop up that really do take priority over whatever you had slotted at the top of your To Do List.