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I'm over at THE DICTIONARY PROJECT BLOG DOT COM // the word chosen for me by Lisa O'Neill was YORE // i wrote a poem in less than 24 hrs for this NaPoMo project

For real Tucson?

weekend solo road trip

daddy got a cool looking new harley // careful careful!!

very important warnings from the elders against teaching - stolen from the volta blog // "at the expense of your so-called soul..."

PICACHO PEAK DESERT COW OUTING WITH RALPH = THE MOST FUN IN A LONG DANG TIME

Chuck Taylor's story

sometimes i feel i could throw my hands up in the air

NaPoMo Fan Mail: cause, as Berryman said, 'poets don't get much fan mail.' Sunday's Natl Po Month Fan/Love mail goes to Nikky Finney.

FRI / SAT TUCSON

support Tucson's own CHAX PRESS

THE NEXT BIG THING - a viral self interview series

the only man who could tie me down is Ben Nichols from Lucero

Monday // Heart goes out to Boston

I bared those scissors in the yellow lite

I have some poems in HANDSOME - thanks Allison Titus!

Love set you going like a fat gold watch

NAPOMO FAN MAIL DOS / cause poets don't get enough love letters : Michael Earl Craig, poet & farrier

NAPOMO (national poetry month for you uninitiated) FAN MAIL UNE: It was John Berryman who stated last I remember very astutely 'poets don't get much fan mail' in his wryest intonation that often rendered him maniacal but genius, yes, too. It is true. For NAPOMO Ima gonna remedy that by firstly giving Richard Siken fan mail saying Richard Siken I love you for many reasons: (1) this poem. THIS POEM. / (2) for that offhand comment at Che's when you said I remind you of someone. and I said to you, oh yeh I get that all the time. and when you said Condoleeza Rice I fell for you; and when you said you'd trust me to run the country I thought now that is one tall order but I loved you anyways cause you were joking & not-joking & then I called you lil Dicky Siken & it was last call.

Get this book! Aisha Sabatini Sloan's memoir! Aisha & I went to MFA school together. Congrats, Aisha!

ADV Po field trip to the UofA PO CENTER - Ilya Kaminsky

My first ever poetry teacher from Warren Wilson, the one & only Caleb Whitaker. He's in a movie starring as himself down in Iquitos on the ayahuasca! Hey Caleb, if you're out there!

on N P R this morn : Accidental Racist?--I'm unsure about this title but I am more unsure why folks find this so "controversial." Nothing in this song is shocking, really, & I was raised in the "Southland"--really it's just a poorly written song with a title bent on eliciting a reaction, for better or worse. I've heard Paisley's music & he's usually much better than this. Folks need more & better tolerance, especially in the South, though RACE is an issue everywhere, is not just a southern problem. The genre of music can spread this message more than any other medium in the US. Nothing here should be so shocking though (to anyone)...it is 2013.

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Weekend fun 1: LEARNING THE ROPES YALL

A P R W O R K E T C

MY FAV TUCSON POET RENEE ANGLE HAS WORK IN HEIR APPARENT

c r e a t e / the g r e e n day of april / tumamoc tacos a lil work / here's grita in the shade / upper 80s desert Mon