Tuesday, March 27, 2012

thom donovan interviews CA CONRAD at poets.org

My religion is Poetry, not a religion of kindness and love but one of absolute permission. If poetry doesn't strip me naked in front of me enemies then nothing will.


in other news, i'm scatterbrained today & i'm forgiving myself for being so.  it's tuesday-monday, post-vacay.

looking forward to ADV PO...always!

start new job tomorrow--ya'll coming to see me at Agustin Brasserie? 

must have songs for the end of March

for you

for you

more LA

hey hey hey / been busy / here's some pics from auntie time in LA

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday rainy Tucson

I'm putting off grading.  That means I'm doing odd stuff.  Like manipulating photos.  One of these will be my author photo b/c whyyyy not.  You know how a lot of popular male poets have those 'super-cool' posed photos--they're black & white & look scruffy hipster but posed all cool as well?  Those make me laugh a bit.  I like the first one, the androgynous rain one where it looks like I have a bowl haircut.  Hottt.  This rain in the desert is making me happy & sleepy.  I'd rather not be grading but movie watching.  I'm gonna eat some cheese grits & chkn sausage.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

SAT is another gale day writing day


I heart Jane Miller.


from James Welch's Riding the Earthboy 40

Home.  The steamer edged you
from that scene of what is nice, the Paris days
of sun and mortgaged gold.
And now, here, in these mountains
that hold you from yourself, the wind
blowing down your final face,
you tell us what we know:  Time is clean
and brief for girls in a wild time,
past for ladies up like smoke in narrow wind.

Friday, March 16, 2012

it's official / our girl matched with her first choice for residency / is moving to Martinez, Cali / residency at Contra Costa / happy bittersweet day in Tucson

There's our girl dressed crazy for a skit.  The Drapers are a great  family.

Tucson fam:  of course MM & I were there nervous!

ANXIETY.  One at a time these MDs have to go onstage to open envelopes in front of everyone to see where they matched for residency.  Seemed torturous to me.  

There's our girl who of course match with her first choice.  So proud & happy Dr DD.  LOVE!

yesterday / poolside / run / tapas / theater / Ed Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / backyard talkin

Thursday, March 15, 2012

thurs / off to the pool to grade / then out for theater & Edward Sharpe / below is a reading for next WEDNESDAY


w/Mark HaunschildDaisy Pitkin,
and Shelly Taylor

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:30 p.
m.Suggested Donation: $5
Come to Edge: A Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers. Edge is a series of local and national writers and cross-genre artists, emphasizing diversity of narrative, identity and literary source. Its purpose is to create community, visibility and voice for emerging and younger writers. Broadsheets of the authors' work will accompany each reading. Books and journals will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. Refreshments will be available after the reading.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Mujer Sana.

Sasstrida two teeth.

Writing office.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

for LKL - two Maine songs - from a mixed cd made by Yusef Napora sometime back in 2002

reminds me of maine when i didn't like a little whiskey.  

Danny Schmidt - Girlwhiskey

Found at Girlwhiskey on Duck.fm

major GALE day in Tucson / thanks to KRISTEN NELSON for rocking ADV PO yesterday

Kristen Nelson in her Casa Libre.  I loooove this photo.
THANKS MS NELSON.  in the auto we wrote letters to ourselves 10 yrs ago.  this was especially powerful & cathartic, a real joy in the sharing thereof, as i feel we've become a magical little circle of writers the last couple weeks.  then, KN talked about divination/phenomenology to ADV PO.  she spoke of Cixous, Akilah Oliver, etc & also read some of her own work.  just divine indeed.


don't blow off your pony today in the DESERT.  eek!

Monday, March 5, 2012

on my mind / might rain

this song has been in my head for days.  it's what kaia sang for her The Voice tryout.  just gorgeous.

awp chicago yall! / was freakin cold / glad to home where it's tank top weather in march

Black Warrior Review reading, crack of dawn, Friday

Fiction writer Andrew Mortazavi yall!  We used to shoot guns together in grad school.

awp chicago 2012 - can i just say right here ms laura k little you were missed? yes!