GAME: here is another of my photographs: who can guess what it is and / or what do you see:
if you are craving some HD, go to mephistophales blog and tell him we want some HD!
after camping this weekend, i realize that Heraclitus was right: you can never pee in the same river twice –
i went to an absurdly named state park just past Sacramento called “malakoff diggins” – did a little hiking, a little swimming, and lots of reading…the best part was swimming in the South Yuba River and then wine tasting along highway 174 – went to this amazing, brand new winery called Solune – they had the best petit syrah i’ve had in a long time –
i will hopefully have some pictures up soon.
yesterday was my first day back to work and as soon as the kids showed up, i realized how much i missed being in the classroom – all the students were energetic and respectful and i think it’s going to be a great semester – teaching writing to little kids is so much fun because they are equally invested in the ability of words to communicate their thoughts and emotions AND in the ability of words to miscommunicate and materialize as things themselves – it is inspiring to constantly be around this tension!
enough about me, let’s talk about me: soooo i have some poems in two recent and must buy publications:
the first, mark lamoureux’s Face Time (a poem inspired by HD’s film Borderline)
the second journal edited by slosek, unger, daly, and gordon, called “string of small machines” (an excerpt from my manuscript titled “tidelands”)
So go buy copies and let me know what you think!
ONE MORE ANNOUNCEMENT: i am a poetry editor of Switchback, an online journal, and we NEED SUBMISSIONS…here is the info for the next issue:
Fifth Issue: “The Independent vs. The Representative Voice”
The editors of SWITCHBACK are now accepting submissions for our fifth issue. The theme is The Independent vs. The Representative Voice.
Some writers hold the perspective that a writer/artist not only has the opportunity but also a social obligation to their audience to be a “voice” and use their writing to tear down walls. Then, there are others who shun the idea of their work, their representation of self and others in their writing or in the public/private sphere, as being obligated to do anything.
We are seeking fiction, nonfiction, critical essays and poems that show knowledge of the writer’s craft. Only critical essays must address at least one perspective of the topic The Independent vs. The Representative Voice.
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2006.
for more details re: submission, GO HERE
on sadder news, i got a rejection letter from Sentence…i sent them some old poems that i am trying to find homes for…what’s funny is that the way they noticy you is that they send a mass email to everyone saying that these people are the ones who have been accepted and it was quite nerveracking looking through the list and then getting to the end of the list…oh well, i will send these prose poems elsewhere…they are narrative prose poems, does anyone has a suggestion of where to send them?
peace and quietude