Thursday, April 27, 2006

Presenting me as Artist of the Week. Thank you, Artvoice!

And, here's me with my Buffalo Spree Award. Sorry I look so crazed. It was time to get the heck out of there.
Into the--

At the Robert Duncan conference on Saturday, a speaker handed out a photocopy of Jess' collage, "A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me": Salvages II. I'd come in late, so just caught the last rattle of his meaning, but when he mentioned Pan, I drew a square around the Pan in Panic and made a list of "pan-" words. Comment if you think of more.


Monday, April 24, 2006

A happy week so far! I had a most enjoyable birthday, celebrated quietly in the company of a chosen few, and was sung to by the jazz band late last night.

The interview Debbie Ridpath Ohi conducted with me for her lovely site PoetryFAQ, is up, and makes me proud. Unbelievably, this appears the same week as I finally have my moment as Artvoice's Artist of the Week, an honor I have been coveting for some time. Link coming soon.

In other news, I just watched SuperSize Me and I feel a little sick, more than I did reading the grisly details in Truman Capote's incredible In Cold Blood. (This from the girl who would rather hear orgasms than gunshots on the tv.)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Happy Face

Eighty-seven local poets are signed up to read at Urban Epiphany on April 30. I am pleased.

I just submitted an article for publication in Buffalo Rising Magazine, profiling the Just Buffalo Literary Center, which I've been a part of for 20 of its 30 years.

I've got some leads on work, which will ease the stress of tax-time and general income crisis time.

This blog post is very dull, and I would probably be of more use folding laundry or reading In Cold Blood. But the moon is void of course today, this first day of Sun in Taurus (hooray!), and I am feeling mighty lazy.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Good News, Good News

I went to hang signs offering my services as a librarian (yes, I do professional-level research for anyone, for a reasonable fee) and had a call by the time I got home!

Meanwhile, I traded in some CDs at New World Record and got enough store credit to grab the new Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood.

I have some poems in the most recent issue of Not Just Air:

I've been nominated for a "Best of WNY" award in Buffalo Spree magazine....will find out more soon.

The fifth annual Urban Epiphany is coming up, April 30, with over 70 poets signed up to read so far.

Enjoy National Poetry Month....