Monthly Archives: March 2008

American morning

- A bright, sunny, slightly cold morning. I interviewed for the New York City Teaching Fellows program. It was weird– the school (Washington Irving H.S.) was beautiful. Afterwards, I ran smack into spring. The farmer’s market at Union Square had loads … Continue reading

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Protected: What I really wanted to say

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photojournalism

I’ve had way too much fun this week. First there was the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Then the Outside Voices reading at ACA Gallery. Last night, saw my cousin’s band,Drive-By Truckers at Terminal 5. Creative: finished February 4SQ, ditched … Continue reading

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2.9, Valentine

- – Foursquare February, featuring love-ly cover art from Bettina Cronquist and poetry by Deborah Poe, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Julia Drescher, and Shannon Smith. For sale at Etsy. (January’s issue is delayed due to cover art issues. I have cover … Continue reading

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Protected: On the job search front

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Musings on the Anthology after the first Anthology reading

Last night, Outside Voices Anthology authors read at the d.a. levy series coordinated by Boog City‘s David Kirschenbaum, at the lovely ACA art gallery. Since the Anthology was only recently canceled, I expected many things: no one to show up; … Continue reading

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Death to the Anthology

I am giving up on the Anthology for the following reasons: I don’t have the money to do it like I’d like to do it. Receiving daily emails from people who want to know when the Anthology will be out … Continue reading

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Civilization and Savagery: Plasticity and the work of Cai Guo-Qiang

Sunday I went to brunch with my brother and his girlfriend, who are approaching their one-year anniversary but, as they will tell you, still like each other enough to make out at any available moment (hooray). We had a delicious … Continue reading

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Wandering thoughts on Academia and job-hunting

Although there were many straws on the camel’s back by the time it broke with regard to academia (I will not begin to list the discouraging, disrespectful, condescending, limiting, frustrating comments from more than one faculty member at UVA, including … Continue reading

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Protected: Reincarnating Riding

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Chapbooks

- – Yesterday I made a whole buncha copies of Problemattica and bird-book. They’re for sale at Etsy and will also be available at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair.

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Protected: I think this is what they call “baggage”

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Protected: Lives of wives

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Sirois and Reddin at Zinc

Yesterday I tried to go to Andy Gricevich’s play, Great Hymn of Thanksgiving, which was playing as part of the FRIGID Festival. Although I’m slow, easily distracted, and even more easily lost, I managed to get there only a few … Continue reading

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tinysides

New tinysides! Including work from Foursquare alumni Jess Rowan and Erin Bertram. Also, Jess Rowan’s and Maureen Thorson’s Foursquare SEs reviewed in the new issue of Galatea Resurrects.

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Protected: Where your money’s going

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“I have nothing to say and I’m saying it and that is poetry as I need it.” Except… it isn’t.

Last night I attended two poetry readings, The Burning Chair reading at The Fall Café in Brooklyn and the Lil Norton reading at St. Mark’s. The Fall Café was packed– I’d say “standing room only,” but there was barely standing … Continue reading

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Protected: Fame

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More methods from the cash-strapped

Lynn recommends that I try some other methods, besides the controversial and not terribly lucrative one of selling private blog access, to raise money. Because we are all broke. But sometimes some of us are broker than others. I remember … Continue reading

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Rooms by the Sea: Laynie Browne & Stephen Ratcliffe @ the Poetry Project

Tonight I saw Laynie Browne and Stephen Ratcliffe at the Poetry Project. This was my first trip to the Poetry Project in something like five years, since I saw an Anti-Reading there. I met some people I’ve known only by … Continue reading

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Protected: Warning.

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Charging money for things is not always extortion

One of many money-making schemes in which I am not participating:

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Standards

As you know, if you’ve been reading Looktouchblog for any length of time, I’ve been going through an interpersonal relationship crisis for a couple of years now. I can mark it out as beginning in November 2005, when I first … Continue reading

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Protected: Myths

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Drives

I haven’t been on an 11-hour drive this month or even a 6-7 hour one. These trips had become so common for me there for awhile that I feel I experience time differently now– both without the timeless gaps of … Continue reading

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Protected: Two topics.

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PhillySound reading

Tonight I went to the PhillySound reading at Peace on A, which is Thom Donovan‘s house/space. Thom is a Buffalo grad and the reading was Buffalonian in the following ways: It was at someone’s house There were snacks. It was … Continue reading

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Book jewelry

Austen, Carroll, Kafka, Borges, Plath, and more at Paraphernalia (via NOTCOT).

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Small Press Month

They need to work on their slogan (are “the writers” still on strike?). And Grove is not a small press. But. A good place to start celebrating great writing is Dusie.  Since I didn’t participate in the project, I did … Continue reading

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Protected: This charming man

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