1) So I handed in my MFA thesis. Since I will not be going to graduation I consider yesterday my graduation. I am now a master in poetry. Any questions regarding fine arts, come to me.
2) Just kidding. I don't like questions.
3) I think I want to learn to play the xylophone. Unfortunately, upon brief investigation, real ones are quite expensive:
So I am thinking about buying one of these:
I can't sing. I'm not being modest. Like, I really cannot sing. I wouldn't even sing in the shower. No, no dice. But I like to hum and I like to sing/talk under my breath. Which is what happens when the act of humming gets carried away. So I think that this 20 dollar xylophone will let me bash it lightly and sing/hum under my breath when I am home alone, and nobody can make fun of me.
I think I've mentioned that I live vicariously through the band Snowblink:
Listen to some songs
Well, the singer, Daniela Gesundheit, let me in on a little secret. She has a youtube video of her singing, at age 6, the Beach Boys' Kokomo:
Yes, from 1988, 6 years old! She is now all grown up and moving to Toronto and I hope to visit her in August.
Tomorrow, Thursday, something amazing is happening in Brooklyn:
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Rusty Morrison and Mónica de la Torre
Thursday, May 8th
7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
177 North 9th Street (off of Bedford Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I would very much like to go, but I have my thesis reading that night. So you will have to attend and tell me all about it.
The new issue of Word For/Word is out, #13 online at: www.wordforword.info. Check out Kate Schapira's poems, Emily Frey's poems, Jared White's poems, and George Kalamaras' poems.