Great event last night. I haven't read my poetry since I was pregnant (my kid is 2). Thank you to Eslabon for inviting me. Thanks to The Firehouse Space, such a lovely place. Also, check out Andreas Rentsch, his work is fascinating! He uses X-ray film & photo chemicals to create this stirring images.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. --Nelson Mandela
That is, keeping up with this blog. Perhaps it's because I didn't do much writing this summer. But I have been doing my steady Sunday blogging at The Rumpus (and Notable New York listings on Monday), so it's not like I've been sitting on my couch twiddling my thumbs. In other news, not related to… Continue reading I Suck at This
Technically the poem is not new. I wrote it last summer for a workshop I took at the 92nd Street Y with poet Cornelius Eady. It was a great workshop and it was nice to be back with a group of poets, writing new work and workshopping poems. Read the poem at the 92nd Street… Continue reading New Poem at 92nd Street Y: What I Remember
This is EMPTY! I'm spending this beautiful day inside because of the above-pictured jug aka Jug O' Urine. This beautiful orange jug is for me to collect my urine for 24 hours. Whoever created this jug is genius, the orange color masks the urine color, which would make this whole process even grosser. And believe… Continue reading Sunday Jugging
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Big Poetry Giveaway. I just found out I won a book through Poemeleon's giveaway. Hooray! Happy birthday to me! It is my birthday today. And after receiving lots of presents I am in a giving mood so I thought I'd enter everyone's names into the random number generator. Drumroll… Continue reading And the winners are…
But I'm collecting my thoughts. This is my blog about writing. Only I haven't been writing much the past few weeks. Work is crazy busy. And anytime I sit down to write something other than work, emails, or facebook & twitter updates, I can only think about one thing. And I'm not ready to write… Continue reading I should write something here…
...And I've only written 2 poems! For the 3rd year in a row I pretty much suck at this. I always have some excuse--this year I was in Florida for the first 3 days of April basking in the heavenly rays that the East Coast has been missing. Work has been crazy busy. I have… Continue reading Day 9 of Poem-A-Day
In addition to an attempt to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month, I thought it would be cool to participate in this poetry giveaway being coordinated by Kelli Agodon. I’m a lurking reader of her blog, so here’s my way of coming out, “Hi, Kells!” (I feel like such a dork). The… Continue reading 2011 Poetry Giveaway
Women who are planning weddings always find a way to sneak the word "wedding" into daily conversation. Same thing goes for moms of babies (although I prefer hearing baby talk to wedding talk). It's not that I am always bringing up my kidneys, people keep asking me about it, so there's lots of talk. Plus… Continue reading All I think about are KIDNEYS!