Thursday, May 31, 2012

deadline / you're all i need to get by

tomorrow (so, so, so excited!!!):

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

scorching ass desert / let's go for a ride!

i've been bringing my home into my next decade.

i've been writing this book with sharp focus on finishing soon.

i'm going to ride horses w/ ralph today!!  it's 140 degrees!

Scott Davis photo sesh

here's a couple from yesterday's sesh w/ my pal Scott Davis.  these are taken at Katie's home which is supremely so gorgeous...stunning.  we're not sure which yet & these are only a couple from many, many, but i'm liking them mucho & def needed a new headshot for my short hairs.  thanks so much, Scott  XX.

Friday, May 25, 2012


when writing i become sleepless.  here ive just watched a lil docu on uncle jerrry & it's now after 3am.  i must sleep, i must...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

if i were king

days have been:  work, workout, write, sleep.  olympic training?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

grls nite tucson / i'm so over bartending

poet mija Mara Vahratian - leaves for Boulder, CO on Tuesday morn

DD leaves for MD rez in CALI on Tues morn.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

thurs catch up day

Kaia Chesney rocked the EDGE READING SERIES last nite

this is tonite:

Trickhouse Live Special Eventwith Amaranth Borsuk, Jessica Moore, Michael Rerick, Algae and Tentacles, The Destroyer, & friends from the ether!
Thursday, May 17
7-9 p.m.
$5 Suggested Donation

Trickhouse Live is co-organized by TC Tolbert, Assistant Director of Casa Libre and Noah Saterstrom, founder/curator of
in·te·gra·tive adj \ˈ in-tə- ˌ grā-tiv\
combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
Trickhouse Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and a variety of performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and mediums to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, which is based in Tucson.
Live performances by Amaranth Borsuk, Jessica Moore, Michael Rerick, Annie Guthrie, and Algae and Tentacles. Virtual Screenings by Randolf, Brandon, Kate, and Christie Anne. This event is on the heels of the release of The Destroyer (Vol. 1.2) a biannual publication of text, art, and public opinion.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012












Tuesday, May 15, 2012

pumping iron / fists / ADV PO is at CASA LIBRE tonite at 7pm

Soulgee wanting me to remove my eye mask, look at her big self lying on my chest, get up, & feed her.

Nathaniel Hart / i give curry lessons to my old neighbor

i adore Char

Me & Drew Krewer looking not very south Georgian at Playground.  Drew can clog like it aint nobody's biz & I can barrel that is pretty country.

uh huh 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

love to this mother

love to these mothers


love to this mother

mother/daughter moment

Saturday, May 12, 2012


The ladies had Dr G--Dr Gonzales--perform a blessing.  He is full of magic & prayer & it was something else.

Salvador played the party!  We love Salvador Duran:

Friday, May 11, 2012

big BIG B-I-G Tucson party tonite : DD graduates MED SCHOOL

prob 100+ people in MM's backyard.  (i think salvador duran will be playing...)  hit me last nite while toasting with her & 'our' family that she's leaving soon.  makes me wanna roadtrip all summer cause Tucson without her will be a bummer.  def doing NOLA, a bit of the south, Key West w/ Granny, I want to spend some time in NYC, Nebraska?  LKL & I perhaps some & Annie perhaps some drives.  bring book along--finish this second book by August?

Look at this green thumb:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Edge 44: a Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers
w/Kaia Chesney, Hypnotic Dance Crew, and
Tucson Youth Poetry Slam

Wednesday, May 16
7:30 p.
m.Suggested Donation: $5

Kaia Chesney is a folk singer-songwriter based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2011 she was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for the Tucson Area Music Awards (Tammies). In August of 2011 Kaia self-released a full-length album entitled, "Circa 1952" and has since been featured on radio station KXCI, and NPR affiliate radio station, Arizona Public Media, as well as appearing
in numerous times in The Tucson Weekly and The Arizona Daily Star. She continues to write while playing regularly in the community and surrounding cities, but remains an avid learner in Tucson full-time, pursuing a writing degree. Her educational endeavors were initially motivated with hopes to evolve her lyrical content in songwriting, but transcended into a deep desire to write poetry. Currently studying at Pima Community College under Shelly Taylor, Kaia's poems are lyrical, narrative, and somewhat disjunctive.


Spring 2012
Pima Nw’s

*Advanced poetry*
at casa libre

Tuesday, May 15th 2012
AT 7pm

Readings by

Clarissa bueno, Kaia Chesney,
Nancy Curtis, Diletta dang,
Daniel dewey, Ian hudick,
Eric Jackson, Bree lubers,
Gary lubers, david thibault  

big thanks to Jefferson Carter for rocking out ADV PO

big thanks to Jefferson for doing such a good job at ADV PO tonite.  we had our last wksp....sigh.  next Tues is our reading at Casa Libre...are you coming?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

my most fav drew krewer has 3 poems in Diagram / also a review of Morgan's chapbook via Flying Guillotine

Here's one of Drew's poems in the issue:

AGE 5 | FLASHDANCE (1983) | 4:19-7:27
There are men watching me. I click like a hammer. The bare light bulbs, kitchened and anonymous. Whoops my silhouette, there's a dress-off, leg off the couch caught in the eyes of men. Slither to the floor in a blur of fridge, my earrings are powerful my whole body is powerful it clicks, I touch the floor. I'm taking it off, I'm pulling the chain and it's falling and ruining the carpet. My hair is dangerous like a foot to a balloon. I am in the lights, I am human, I spin cause my mama told me not to. Spinning, almost skating I'm wetting all the men and they watch and watch between my heels my head flinging flirting almost detachable like a toy like a dream.

I love Drew Krewer's work!  We both grew up in southern Ga--like 30 miles from each other!


Thank goodness for DD.  I haven't seen anyone for like two days out of the need to burrow in grief but she popped by tonite for a glass of wine in the backyard, is always an angel.


Last week of school!  Yeeeeeeah!

Monday, May 7, 2012

mon / fresh week / Love's Labor's Lost poolside / godspeed

Miss you Papa Coley.  Love to family.

Last week of school:  knuckle down essay time.

DD graduates this week (leaves Tucson in 3 weeks, sigh-o).

L.L.L:  "It doth forget to do the thing it should ; / And when it hath the thing it hunted most, / 'Tis won, as towns with fire ; so won, so lost."

Contend with this face to bring you up:
baby grrrrl.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

aint had a prayer since i dont know when

Hair gone.  Big thanks to the University of Alabama's Black Warrior Rev for choosing me to come read for the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series.  I'm slated for Oct 18 & couldn't be more excited.  I'm also southern bound reading in my home state of Georgia, that beautiful lady, at Emory University on Aug 9th.  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

big big thanks to poet TC TOLBERT for rocking ADV PO

tonite was spectacular.  tc's new book will be a must-read & his book out from kore press is a jewel.  thanks, tc, for visiting us!