Wednesday, April 30, 2008

may day reading

Reading tomorrow, May 1, at Visible Voice bookstore on the south side with Jen Sullivan, Jason Venner, Karen Schubert, and Ginny Konchan. Starts 8:30 pm.

Monday, April 28, 2008

excellent girlfriends

Was with my true blue canaries Saturday.

Here's a snippet of new work:

of the run on of the life sentence
series and into the thick forest
of revenge where all the shrubs
say ho hum and on you go
where false friends spade
into dirt and true blue
canaries crow your excellent
balance, kneecaps like lanterns
in the tunnels ahead where
speed takes the form of yes

Friday, April 25, 2008

reading, graduation, etc.

READING: Thursday, May 1, 8:30, at Visible Voice bookstore in Tremont, with awesome poet Jen Sullivan, and Karen Schubert and Ginny Konchan. Post-prandials at The Literary Cafe.

Thesis successfully defended. Check. Complicated formatting of thesis accepted and filed. Check. Unsolicited offer of a teaching job received. Wow! What's left? A paper for the mad genius. Hopefully not the last beer at Pints.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

wishful thinking

I wish to graduate so I am wishing I was finished formatting my thesis according to Kent State's strict formatting style.

Ben designed a "book cover" for my unpublished thesis. Something to wish on.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Successful defense of my thesis occurred this morning. Whew. Thanks to Mary B., Maggie, Robert, and Michael (the disembodied voice on the phone). Going back to bed.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

good news finally

Dawson Steeber and I each won an Academy of American Poets prize! With honorable mentions going to my pals Jay (Whisper Shifter) and Lindsay Bennett. Pats us on the back!