I think that I have been looking at the ground too much. No, not in a metaphorical sense. In the sense that I saw this robot body squished into the pavement last night:
And then, this morning on my way to my office (Yes, it's Sunday) I saw a trail of cookie dough. Cookie dough, not cookie crumbs:
Then sometimes it takes me a while to build up the energy to go to work on a Sunday so I see what sort of photos I can take from my bed. My roommate, Ludwig, watches me from the living room and makes comments such as "Hey, what do you think you're doing?" and "Should you really be taking pictures of your wall?" and "I'm hungry.":
When I was in the UK this summer I bought some newspaper images and articles from before 1923, which means that they are in the public domain and I can use them however my tender heart pleases. This image says, "The Movement By Which Air Is Made To Enter The Lungs," which will clearly go in a poem very soon.
This Bag Is Not A Toy:
This Toy Is Not A Bag/ Stickers:
Ok, besides the reading I'm going to on Monday at A&B, there are some other readings happening that I won't make:
You can't read the small font either? Ok, it's this Thursday and features poets such as Jennifer Michael Hecht, Christine Hamm, and Nick Adamski and then hot hot hot New School MFA graduates. Click on the image for the "deets."
Then, if you're thinking about going to either of the readings below, go to the first one so you can hear Maggie Wells read. Well, Honor Moore will be rocking out the second one so I guess it's your call:
Two readings to celebrate The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present ed. David Lehman:
February 11, 2008, 7:00 pm
David Lehman and contributors Sarah Arvio, Star Black, Laura Cronk, Michael Quattrone, Paul Violi, and Maggie Wells.
The Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue (@ 27th Street)
New York, NY 10016
General Information: (212) 689-6337
February 14, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
David Lehman and contributors Billy Collins, Deborah Landau, Noah Michelson, Honor Moore, Molly Peacock,
and Mark Strand.
New York University
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY
I've been going through the presses I like, seeing what places have open readings/do not say "NO unsolicited manuscripts." MANY places are not looking at manuscripts right now unless they are solicited so I figure I would save you some time if I share my little journey (read "little journey" as "how I wasted my Sunday") with you:
Press (non-university) that are NOT going to look at your ms right now unless they asked for it:
Coffee House Press
Coach House Books
Carolina Wren Press
Hanging Loose Press
Red Hen press
Peurgia Press (if you'r female, check back in August)
Red Morning (closed now, will reopen soonish)
Saturnalia Books (closed now, will reopen in April)
Omnidawn (closed now, will reopen in March)
Ok, I'm stopping with that list because I'm getting tired of looking up presses. I'll post more later.
To presses that ARE reading right now, I'm going to send out my full length ms with the title "Triggermoon Triggermoon." What you're feeling is love.