Monthly Archives: October 2008

The War

Today is Halloween (Happy Halloween) and also the anniversary of my final liberation from my alcoholic-abusive ex-boyfriend, who I dated for about six years before finally escaping (it’s hard to get out of abusive relationships, especially when one grew up … Continue reading

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Untitled: Speculations on the Expanded Field of Writing

Some pictures from this weekend.

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As I love: my poetics

(Zukofsky.) This weekend was pretty amazing for me. First off, it’s the first time I’ve ever been invited to a conference as a speaker, with all the glam benefits that entails (billing, funding, and organizational/financial support). That was enough in … Continue reading

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Remember when airline travel was glamorous?

Yesterday as I scrolled through the CNN news feed, I read that airlines are losing money as gas prices drop. I thought, “airlines are always losing money!” When gas prices soar, airlines lose money. When gas prices drop, they apparently … Continue reading

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Preparing for, traveling to, traveling back from untitled: speculations on the expanded field of writing. I am happily overwhelmed, as by the surprise arrival at a huge banquet of fine foods, by the prospect of attending this conference.¬† Not only … Continue reading

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Protected: The 12th comes around

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s October! Time to celebrate our increasing awareness of domestic violence. Sure, national politics are important, but so is living a non-violent existence in the safety of one’s own home. With the economy struggling, domestic violence is likely to rise … Continue reading

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A 3-Day Fast

This week, I decided to try a short fast. My brother just came off a 7-day water fast for detox purposes (he’s a seasoned faster) and my friend was fasting for religious reasons, so it seemed like the thing to … Continue reading

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Like a dog In rain Lulling Want and onyx Lulling Lulled Somebody give me an MFA.

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Rogue publishing

If you haven’t heard about Issue 1, you should know two things: 1. You’re probably in it! 2. You’re probably not in it! It’s hilarious, it’s great– it’s much cleverer and more awesome than an Outside Voices Anthology ever could … Continue reading

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A productive weekend

* This weekend I was able to get new work together for Area Sneaks (I have trouble keeping up with magazines that want work, and I owe work to many magazines that asked me before Area Sneaks did, but this … Continue reading

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