Monthly Archives: March 2007

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Today was awesome. Alix and I met Matthew (Klane) and Adam (Golaski) for breakfast at Solid Grounds, then bought some table supplies at Rite-Aid before heading to set up the table. Though we’d thought we’d be at the same table, … Continue reading

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Onward

In Buffalo. Things change… basically they stay the same. Not everyone is here, and there are lots of new faces in the crowd, but mostly things are the same. It feels weird to not go home– to my old apartment … Continue reading

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When you're invited to read at Miami OH they will treat you well.

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signing off

bye-bye. don’t email me till after Easter. unless you have a baby.

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FOURSQUARE Special Edition: Jess Rowan

Two site-specific works by Jess Rowan, with cover art by FOURSQUARE veteran Karena Colquhoun. Available for $5 at Etsy and at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair.

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If

- You’re in the anthology go to the anthology page and consult with me on funding.- You live near Oxford, OH come hear me read tomorrow night (Miami, Heistand 100, 8p)- You’re in Buffalo I’ll see you Thurs. night, 7p … Continue reading

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anthologizing

whoa, this is a lot easier with alcohol.

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anthologizing

Sucking up? Good. Submissions with sympathetic emails: “Oh it must be so much work for you!” Yup. I eat it up.

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(mao mischaracterized dinner parties)

Sometimes I worry about whether I’m intelligent, or more precisely, I worry about whether I am sufficiently demonstrating my intelligence. “I’m smart!” I want people to know that, but then again, what difference does it make? Who cares? Most people … Continue reading

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today i

- scheduled my teaching for next semester (MWF@11)- missed my oral exams (the “I’m on leave” memo didn’t circulate properly)- mailed a buncha 4SQs I have one more class to audit. These are what I’m thinking about:- Shelley, taught by … Continue reading

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1/3 through. My goal is to have a TOC and working proof before leaving for Buffalo. When I return from Buffalo, I want to put poetry aside until June. (I know there are many poetry projects I’m behind on, but … Continue reading

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second wind

I love this poem by Elisa Gabbert

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old poetry standards that still work

unconventional/surrealist metaphor. witness this line from michael ford: “I am awake and my eyes are two fat sausages.”

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boring poetry techniques (anthology burnout)

- starting/ending every stanza/strophe with the same phrase. the pop music is rotting your brain.- unnecessarily big words used not for their meanings but for their volume. it’s interesting that one uses words one doesn’t know, one uses them for … Continue reading

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anthologizing

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anthologizing

interesting recurring themes so far: houses (architecture, house as body, house as memory palace, all of the above; especially ruined houses); ecopo, esp. birds (esp. false or broken ones, like the emperor’s nightengale or the cover of Kristy’s Feign); politics … Continue reading

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anthologizing

I am putting together the TOC for the Anthology. It is taking awhile. I decided to go in alphabetical order. It was a throw-of-the-dice kind of decision, to go alphabetically. I want the anthology to be readable. Enjoyable. It will … Continue reading

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something i will never understand

Double-spacing. Why? Why? It’s so ugly.

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FOURSQUARE Special Edition: Michelle Detorie

Michelle Detorie’s full-color (really. full. color.) 4SQ SE is available now at Etsy. The fabric was designed and hand-screened by Julie. 20 copies are for sale.

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I’ll be there

Wednesday Matthew Klane and I will be reading at Miami University (March 28 8pm at Miami, Heistand Rm 100). Friday, Saturday and Sunday I’ll be hanging out in Buffalo for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair and Electric City. As … Continue reading

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more FOURSQUARE

Seeking submissions for May. Rules:- women or self-described females only- not previously published in 4SQ- poem must fit inside 4×4″ space email me any type of file. 4SQ is printed in color and you can really do anything you want … Continue reading

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SE Jess Rowan

We are the premiere matchmaking service. Red deco flowers sleeve will be occupied by Jess Rowan. More SEs to come: Michelle Detorie, Maureen Thorson, a.rawlings….

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4SQ SE Sleeve Seeks Poetess

lonely little 4SQ sleeve Originally uploaded by looktouch. I’m looking for poems to occupy 8×8″ of space inside, and 4×8″ of space on the outside, of a booklet to be housed in these lovely deco-ish sleeves. If the pattern inspires … Continue reading

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birmingham in bloom

wisteria Originally uploaded by looktouch. In the past few days everything has burst open; my car was coated in pollen this morning (I got her washed), and most of the flowering trees are popping out, as well as the early … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Mom!

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Lorraine & Mark in Portland

Go hear these people I love: Mark Wallace & K. Lorraine Graham Sunday, March 25th7:30 pmNew American Art Union922 SE Ankeny$5 suggested donation Mark Wallace’s books include Nothing Happened and Besides I Wasn’t There; Sonnets of a Penny-A-Liner; and Temporary … Continue reading

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The woman next door is mean to her dog. I’m going to kidnap it and love it.

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My life would be complete if I could get my duplex printer to print duplex.

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I like notcot.

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bill berkson.bill bissett.

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Today in the tree: tufted titmouses. tufted titmice? it seems wrong to conjugate a bird like a rodent.

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I need a secretary. That would be awesome.

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Phew. Thank god for secretaries.

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I am stressed out.

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Also I want binoculars built into, if not my head, then into my glasses. I need to be able to see detail just a bit better so I can ID small birds without getting out the binoculars. Maybe I just … Continue reading

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Today is one of those days that was set up wrong. I don’t know why or how but it is a very strange day. For my next poem, I want to sink boxes into concrete in sidewalks, so that the … Continue reading

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a body of work

I’ve been reading through my poetry and looking at pictures of poetry projects I’ve been involved with, and I feel happy and satisfied with my poetry production up to this point. There is much more I would have wanted to … Continue reading

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worth the wait

Lorraine’s new chapdisc from Narrow House is a tactile delight. The letterpress liner notes were totally worth the wait. This is Cuneiform-quality (the printer on Moving Walkways is Aaron Cohick’s Newlights Press (he also did Justin Sirois’s Silver Standard)). … … Continue reading

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the mother of us all

Somewhere beneath my tough but transparent exterior I have a whopping mothering instinct. I ignore it, mostly; I neglect and repress it. I keep my distance from small children and animal shelters. I say this because Ginny (UVA friend) recently … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE Special Edition: Jessica Smith

One big handwritten poem by yours truly; cover art by Chelsea Groves. Available for $5 at Etsy and the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. The poem is about wakes (the trails boats leave; the space between birds in flight; the … Continue reading

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Yay! Cleared up. Phew. Thanks Mandy!

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1. Shit…Apparently I forgot to ask permission to use the print on Ofelia’s book, so now I have to work out something about that. I always ask permission for artwork and people are usually thrilled to be involved with 4SQ, … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE Special Edition: Ofelia Hunt

Six poems by Ofelia Hunt; cover illustration by Mandy Sutcliffe. Ready to ship from Etsy or get yours at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair.

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FOURSQUARE 1.10

FOURSQUARE 1.10: poetry by Sandra Simonds, Michelle Taransky, Jenna Cardinale and Wanda O’Connor. Book Review from Linda Russo on Lauren Shufran’s Burrow (Hooke Press 2006). Cover art by Angel D’Amico. April will be guest-edited by Kristy Bowen of Dancing Girl … Continue reading

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slings and arrows

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new tinysides

I go away for a few days and there’s a whole new batch of tinysides! Since I weaned myself from the blog a bit over the weekend I’m going to try to stick to that and get some work done … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE

There are no such things as review copies of 4SQ. And no new subscriptions are available. All the subscriptions are taken. What this means is that there are no copies of 4SQ that you can have or purchase in any … Continue reading

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Into the Wild

I’m going to my aunt’s cabin for a few days. Don’t expect prompt replies to anything, if you ever did. (Comment Mod is *on* – can’t leave you kids alone.)

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The Carpenters

Wanna know something really lame about me? The Carpenters make me cry. A combination of the sound, memories of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, of watching Love Story in the UB campus pizza place, of late nights in Media Studies … Continue reading

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Maybe you’d like the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair.

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