Sunday, March 31, 2013

PolyEaster Press

Why am I swayed by vitamins advertised as "better tasting"?

I like to weave avenues when I walk. If you don't you're not from the east coast. There was some serious weaving going on tonight. Which is to say, thank effing god it's finally warm enough to take night walks.
Which is to say, if you haven't listened to Allen Toussaint's "Night People" you are missing out on a song that is amazing:

Photos from my weekend:

Friday, March 29, 2013

PonyBoyIceShip Press

What do you think about this?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Iris Idle Identicle Idoltary Press

Sometimes you have to hang out with a baby pygmy goat:

I have a lyric essay in the new issue of Puerto del Sol. Maybe you could buy a copy. Maybe?
All these rockstars are in it too:
Matt Bell
Steven Ramirez
Robin Lee Jordan
James O'Brien
Brenda Rankin
Shome Dasgupta
Lisa Estus
Sonya Huber
Julia Cohen
Joelle Biele
T Kira Madden
Jennifer Buxton
Max Somers
Britt Melewski
Matthew Wimberley
Sheryl Luna
Dani Sandal
Eric Morris
George David Clark
Noah Eli Gordon
Myronn Hardy
Catherine Kasper
David Romanda
Nora Hickey
Sally Wen Mao
Megan M. Wong
Kelsie Hahn
Sessily Watt
Jeanine Deibel


Recently discovered this blog:


Thoughts I've had today:

If I could get paid for eating grits...

Am I supposed to print out this Group-on?

If you're making an appointment with me to "just go over grammar and punctuation" then you're really meeting with me to talk about structure of your essay, what a topic sentence is, what a transition sentence is, what a signal phrase is, how to incorporate in-text citation....

I don't have any friend with a pet rattle snake.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

You Will Eat the Shadow & You Will Be Eaten by the Sea Press

Thanks S and J for sending me this link. If this doesn't make you cry, I don't honestly know what will:

Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Noses of Mount Rushmore Press

Got a lovely email about the new issue of Fou being ready for you. Yes, you:

Dear Friends,

After some time away--births, jobs, continents, marathons, Camembert--we decided to rally and get our fourth issue of Fou out into the world and webscape. We hope you'll take a look, spend some time with the spectacular poems in the creeptastic habitat that Brad Soucy made for them, and pass it along.

Featuring work by: Christopher Brean Murray, Jackie Clark, Farrah Field, Brian Foley, Chris Tonelli, Karyna McGlynn, Emily Pettit, Matthew Lipmann, Brennen Wysong, Nate Pritts, Tricia Taaca, Geoffrey Nutter, Michael Earl Craig, and Alex Cigale

Good News Press

Exciting new about my lovely friend TaraShea Nesbit:

Bloomsbury’s Nancy Miller took world English rights, at auction, to TaraShea Nesbit’s debut novel, The Wives of Los Alamos. Agent Julie Barer brokered the deal, and the book, set for publication in winter 2014, will present stories about the men who created the atomic bomb from the viewpoint of their wives, told in what Bloomsbury called their “collective voices.”

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tether Ball Honky Tonk Swim Suit Press

Hello, Sunday sunshine. Well, I had to leave the sunshine for the Writing Center today, but I know it's out there and I'm pumped about it. Also, before I came to the WC I went to the Dollar Store. I cannot tell you how much I love the dollar store. And I hung out with a 90 pound dog this morning & ate avocado toast with eggs & fake sausage. So, Sunday is sunny in other ways.

This is the best article I've read so far about the new pope:,31656/?ref=auto

This is the best music video I've watched all day:

This is the best painting I've seen all day:

If I had a TV, I might be excited about the reality show Preacher's Daughters. How did that show get made?


Happy Birthday Megan Whitman!

Friday, March 15, 2013

I Love Vida Press

The 2012 stats for sex ratios in established and widely circulated journals and magazines have been released:

It seems not much has changed between 2010 and 2012, even with these numbers out in the open. For example:

In 2010, women were underrepresented in The New Yorker, where men authored 449 pieces, compared to 163 by women. In Harper’s Magazine, men writers outnumbered women writers by nearly 3 to 1. In The New Republic, 256 pieces were authored by men, while only 49 were written by women. In The New York Review of Books, men wrote 462 pieces and women 72. Even with these statistics out in the open, established publications have made little attempt to rectify this blatant gender imbalance. In 2012, Harper’s reviewed 54 books by men and 11 by women. The London Review of Books reviewed 203 books by men and 74 by women. And in Poetry Magazine, men outnumbered women 207 to 166. In a culture where the most widely recognized and “prestigious” journals and magazines continually marginalize the work of female writers, what poetic investigations and experiments are being ignored?



Here is Leora Fridman interviewing herself as part of The Next Big Thing project:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I Basically Ate a Baby Press

I'll be stationed at the Denver Quarterly AWP table Wed-Saturday. Please come hang out with me. I will do a little jig and show you Denver Quarterly high lights.