Saturday, December 24, 2011

i've been in bed all day with drought-like sinuses. i bought a spray that contains aloe vera and sea salt, but it doesn't seem to help much. i've also been diffusing eucalyptus and doing peppermint steams. maybe tomorrow my face will be regular again. this is what i have been reading today:

emily pettit's goat in the snow:

we like to think of shipwrecks
as beautiful fuck-ups
and that goats' eyes are the secret to goats.

anna moschovakis's you and three others are approaching a lake:

because each date must be celebrated somewhere in this world
each moment of courage or loss or revolution
when something pushed something and something fell down

the other things i have been reading are miranda july's new book, it chooses you (it's about the penny saver and has interviews with people who sell objects. there are photographs by brigitte sire) and forest of eyes (selected poems of tada chimako, t. by jeffrey angles).

i hope you're having a nice weekend.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

an example of a good memo (i'm really into the essential clause):


To                    Denver Campus Faculty, Staff and Students

From                The Denver Campus Emergency Management Team

Date                 Dec. 22, 2011

Re                     Weather-Related Closure for the Denver Campus

Due to the heavy snowfall in the Denver metro area, the Denver Campus will be closed today, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. All personnel who are considered essential must make every effort to report to work, despite weather conditions. Please confirm directly with your immediate supervisor as to whether or not you would be considered essential personnel under such circumstances.

Thank you

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

a conversation between michael glen and i:

me: do you believe in god?
mg: how do you know?

i'm in the writing center. on tuesdays and thursdays i spend six hours here. it's bright and has a wall of windows that looks out onto a hallway. many chefs use the hallway. someone is here drilling the ceiling. someone else is painting the wall. andrea is eating with a long fork.

i wish i were at the roller derby instead

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

happy thanksgiving from casa libre where we talk about monsoons and dowry linens and listen to pavarotti while eating olive stuffing.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

s and i are reading in tucson on saturday!

today i am gradinggradinggrading this woman's eyes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

julia has a new chap out with brandon shimoda

dara wier's "a civilian's journal of the war years" is out from the song cave. she read from it in new orleans.
i have an early copy of "the black mariah" by mcj, coming soon from doublecross press
when j was here we went to boulder and spent a little time at innisfree: the poetry bookstore. i bought bhanu kapil's new book, schizophrene, larissa szporluk's dark sky question, which is from 1998 but i'm reading now instead and it is tremendous: "part of the sky is all of the sky. / the rest is wasted", and carrie fountain's "burn lake", which i bought because i fell deeply in love with the first sentence: "when i think of everything i've wanted / i feel sick."

in other news and in a great cowboy moment, i rode on this:
my thighs have been sore for two days. we also went to the castle. it was snowing:

Monday, November 14, 2011

you should probably buy this or these animals will come to your house and stare at you

Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween! here is what some people were:

i just ate beets and kale and ginger chews. it's a very nice day in colorado--a very nice halloween day.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011