Oh, goodness! I should have let you know two weeks ago that part 2 of Matt Hart’s 4 part Poets off Poetry essay is up and ready for your reading pleasure. You can check out part 2 here. And guess what? Part 3 is also up and ready for your reading pleasure. I think this section may be my favorite of the bunch. In the essay Matt talks about a Jawbreaker lyric which goes, “I believe in desperate acts./The kind that make me look stupid.” I told Matt that I totally understood the sentiment as my whole life is one big desperate act! Haha-wahwah, etc. But really, please do check out part 3 here. The final installment of Matt’s essay will be up Sunday. Don’t miss it!
In other news, I am going to be reading this weekend in Raleigh, NC for The So and So Series and through serendipitous means I am going to be reading with three friends from grad school. It wasn’t intended to be so and I couldn’t be happier that this is the way it turned out. Also, I am going to visit a friend from high school who lives down there and is a new mommy so happily I will get to see an old friend and her cute little daughter. I’m going to be renting a car and driving from Raleigh to Charlotte where my friend lives. Should be a fun mini road trip.
One last thing. Thanks to my friend Sam I now know about this song. It pretty much made my day yesterday.