Monday, October 22, 2012

big ole work Sunday / PACKERS WIN! / Clarissa's Poet Tree Event

me and Clarissa Bueno- there must've been some wind, eh?

Poet Eric Jackson

my mentor Steven Salmoni

Sunday, October 21, 2012

THANK YOU UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA / MFA PROGRAM / JA TYLER / ABRAHAM SMITH / AB GORHAM / JILL SMITH / ET AL. / I HAD SUCH A LOVELY TIME / XX!



THANKS, ABE!  RTR!

POET AB GORHAM IS A MEGA-BABE, AWESOME WOMAN, TALENTED WRITER--THE LAST OF COURSE BEING THE BEST.  THANKS, ASHLEY!  RTR!

Laura Kochman - Poet & Poetry Ed @ the BWR gave me the best intro ever - so here's a big thank you & here's a poem of hers from alice blue review - THANK YOU LAURA! XX!

In the interest of full disclosure, there is a woman buried in the woods. I removed a long strand of her hair and planted it in the forest floor, and she followed. Now the woods have taken her, or she has taken the woods. Sometimes through the trees she teases me, the tail end of a chimney disappearing in a flicker, the dark smell of her fading, just the scritch-scratch of talons eating through the air. I tell myself the house is not empty, but honest—I cannot know. I’ve lost the house too many times, the chipped paint on the exterior windows and the sheen of the doorknob under my hand. Or I never touched it. All right—I never touched it. It runs away on bony legs, tucks itself white through the trees. I look in the mirror sometimes and find myself a plaster copy. Somehow it is all shrinking, shuddering under, the trees darker than a closed mouth. All right—I say this to the sand. I say this to my empty hands. These days, I feel a half shell. Sometimes I bury the woman in the woods and she pours out of my mouth. Sometimes she stinks of my salt. I find myself sniffing along the sidewalk, but I’m only following my own bright tail. I bury my feet in the sand, and the salt water takes them, and takes them again, and takes them again. I turn away from the woods, but cannot stop myself from turning, betraying my ends, and the salt knows it, and I turn again.

LAURA KOCHMAN, originally from New Jersey, is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bat City Review, StorySouth, Word For / Word, and Copper Nickel.

Here is Laura - wonderful girl!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

EDGE SERIES IN TUCSON ON WED: MY DARLING ANGELBEAR CLARISSA IS READING AT CASA LIBRE & IM NOT GOING TO BE THERE: BIG SAD/SAD FACE


Clarissa Bueno, Hannah Ensor, and Matthew Conley
Edge 48: a Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers
Casa Libre en la Solana – N. 4th Ave. between 8th-9th Streets
Wednesday October 17, 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.
**Clarissa Bueno is a poet who uses intuition and dreamscapes to paint ideas of the world around her. She is currently finishing up an Associate of Liberal Arts degree at Pima Community College in hopes to transfer to University of Arizona for a BFA in English. She has been significantly inspired by Shelly Taylor and Steven Salmoni to pursue her poetic blooms.

Bankhead Visiting Writers Series - Rollllll Tide!


ALABAMA! I'M COMING TO YOU TOMORROW, YES SIR, YES MA'AM!  I CAN SEE MY BIRTHPLACE IN GEORGIA ON THIS MAP, SO CLOSE TO HOME, ALABAMA, I WILL STEP BACK INTO DIXIE YOUR LONG LOST DAUGHTER WHO NEVER COULD NEVER ABANDON HER TWANG, BLESS MY LIL OLE PEA-PICKIN HEART.

SO, I'M READING FOR THE BANKHEAD VISITING WRITERS SERIES ON THURSDAY NITE @ 730PM IN THE BAMA THEATER.  I READ W/ JA TYLER.  I'M EXCITED TO BE COMING TO YOU, ALABAMA.

  



Sunday, October 14, 2012

PACKERS ARE BACK, BABY! 42-24 VS TEXANS!


HOUSTON–The Packers offense exploded for 42 points in its most important and impressive performance of the season. The 42-24 win over the Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday night evened the Packers’ record at 3-3 and possibly salvaged the Packers’ season.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied a team record with six touchdown passes. He threw three to Jordy Nelson, two to James Jones and one to Tom Crabtree, an especially impressive performance against one of the best pass defenses in the league. Rodgers threw for 338 yards and looked every bit the league MVP that he was last season.
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Yep, me & my deer buddy Abe were losing it!  Like crazy fired up, fingers textin all ablaze this fine Sunday nite:  Go Pack!



Thursday, October 11, 2012

That you can keep


Ms Kaia Chesney & I went out for poetry tonite.

Zach gave an amazing reading from Fjords.

Joyelle blew my mind.  I left inspired.

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Next Word in Poetry: Joyelle McSweeney and Zachary Schomburg

10/11/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Joyelle McSweeney
Joyelle McSweeney
Joyelle McSweeney is the author, most recently, of Percussion Grenade, poems and a play from Fence Books; the upcoming Salamandrine, 8 Gothics, prose and a play from Tarpaulin Sky; Flet,
an eco-dystopic novel from Fence...
Zachary Schomburg
Zachary Schomburg is the author of three books of poems: Fjords vol. 1 (2012), Scary, No Scary (2009), and The Man Suit (2007), all from Black Ocean. He is the editor of a poetry press, Octopus Books, and co-curates a...

Thursday downtime thank goodness

haircut 

Girltalk with Dan

Monday, October 1, 2012

SUNDAY

BAM!  Packers beat Saints (tho, I was truly, truly sweating it....We're 2-2!)

Went to see The Master w/ Dan...need a group circle film talk pronto....


Just got off the phone w/ Dr DD out in N Cali....miss my lady so much....plans for Spain & plans for Spanish wine & mens...