I recently cancelled my Time Warner Cable bundle in favor of a slow-as-molasses internet speed and Apple TV, so it’s not that I purposely neglect this little blog space, it’s just that any time I need to do something on this outdated netbook, it takes an hour. And as the parent of a two year old, I rarely have an hour to spare.
It doesn’t mean I don’t love you. I do. It’s this technology thing holding me back.
And all my posts are just updates anyway. You’re like my half assed CV.
Right Hand Pointing nominated one of my poems for a Best of the Net award, which is really exciting and flattering. You can read it here.
Up the Staircase Quarterly also nominated one of my poems for a Best of the Net award this year, and they interviewed me in their latest issue. The interview questions were interesting and the entire issue is good. You can that here.
I’m super stoked to have two poems in the new issue of MiPOesias, especially because it’s in such fine company. So many remarkable poems in this issue and if you’re interested, you can read that here.
Sugared Water is another beautiful journal that silk screens their covers and they did a little Q&A with me here.
I did a book review for a fabulous book of poetry – Elizabeth Cantwell’s “Nights I Let the Tiger Get You” and you can read the review here.
So, I’m hustling. I always do. Meaningful Fingers is still behind at the press, but I’m hoping it will go out this month. I just did a reading in New York a week and a half ago for the Boog City Festival in Brooklyn and they got some really nice write-ups. It was a good time. I have another reading coming up this November and a couple of publications on the horizon, but I’ve slowed my submissions down. I think I am in the research phase of another project right now. Or it’s avoidance. Or something. Brain hibernation.
Anyway, some of the books I bought (or received for review) last month that I would definitely recommend:
State Sonnets by BJ Best
A House of Many Windows by Donna Vorreyer
Leave Luck to Heaven by Brian Oliu – I haven’t finished reading this one yet, but it’s highly enjoyable
A Small Man Looked at Me by Sara Lefsyk (amazing)
Her Human Costume by Cynthia Marie Hoffman
A Sweeter Water by Sara Henning (review forthcoming with The Collagist)