Here's some news and a promise (at the bottom)...
I got the good word about winning a 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award. My winning poem "National Acoustic Symphonic Academy" will appear in Hayden's Ferry Review.
More grace: 2 poems accepted for publication in New Delta Review. Their names, you ask? "Future Birthdays" and "Monday Afternoon, Frame-by-Frame," good sir!
Here's promise time --> As I'm about to graduate and realize all the extra time I may have, I'm going to post things on this blog at least once a week! Let's not get ahead of yourself, Matt, and promise daily. Though that would be a neat goal to reach.
M. out, weblings!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Just bought The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders. That'll be started tonight.
Cloud Shaped Room came in today. Very excited to re-read a fellow WVU MFA-er (alumnus): Matt Anserello.
Starting the Matthew Zapruder saga, too. Step one: American Linden.
Please, no more sickly gushing, high-falootin praises and/or critiques of poetry.
Why can't we talk about poetry in terms of how we enjoy it, like how we'd consider food or music.
Aaron Rote and Matthew Zapruder helped me come to put words to that realization. Thanks, chaps.
Friday, March 9, 2012
As of Monday, March 5, 2012 I have submitted my thesis for defense.
The title is Disaster Recovery Drawer.
And it's great to feel like I'm able to work and read again!
Also, I just updated my publications to include links to the poems.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Monday, May 30, 2011
I've taken a sabbatical from here. And it was unintentional.
Things I'm doing/still doing:
reading The Difficult Farm
STILL reading The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
(not sure why I only seem to get 2/3 the way through a Chabon book before I peter out...)
And planning. Always planning.
Monday, March 7, 2011
So I just noticed I never updated the Michael Earl Craig situation.
Got Think Kimono.
Read Thin Kimono.
Thought Thin Kimono was surprisingly illogical of MEC. And I mean that in all the right and wrong ways. Actually just the right ways.
It's been a rewarding experience for me. This is what poetry should feel like. I also feel like I get a sense of MEC's growth as a poet from book to book. TK was a predicted growth yet with a windfall of possibilities. He did things I didn't expect and kept me tripping for the things I already like (while evolving those techniques even more).