Good Book

Good Book

If their path was one of desire
Where is their desire in this land of miles upon miles
Of waste? – of bitter black cold loneliness
Gray packs of them streak through the silent night
One can hear them, one cannot spot one of them,
Day and night, night and day, leaps and bounds on
Endlessly toward where is one’s desire, why is one’s desire?
Where there is no desire or end to desire or lure
Of dread, depth, or breadth of miles, Of one lone wolf howl
In this land of black cold on white loneliness
And days one builds one’s fire in that wonderful loneliness
Days of waiting, watching, of glued glassified city wondering
Of wandering by one’s thoughts, how I loved loneliness, or moreover

Alfred Starr Hamilton

New Chapbook from Bloof & Reading at Berl’s & POP & SOW & interrupture & The Gold Magnolia’s Kickstarter!

Okay, so lots of stuff but first and foremost I am SO EXCITED (and so delayed in saying so) that Bloof will be publishing my chapbook Sympathetic Nervous System in 2014!  Check out the full announcement here. I am so happy to be in such good company! Here is the full list of chapbooks that were chosen from their open reading period:

Bedtime Stories for the End of the World! by Daniel Borzutzky

Sympathetic Nervous System by Jackie Clark

Conversation with the Stone Wife by Natalie Eilbert

Odalisque by Ben Fama

The Failure Age by Amanda Montei

Little Uglies by Dawn Sueoka

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Also, I will be reading with some of these Bloofies on October 23 at the new Berl’s poetry shop. The reading starts at 7pm!

Some poems from Sympathetic Nervous System recently appeared in interrupture.  You can read them here.

What else?

A new Poets off Poetry went up last week by Scott Pinkmountain.  I think it is a hoot!  Read it here.

As always, more Songs of the Week, featuring Black Ocean authors Joshua Harmon, , Zach Savich, and Joe Hall, with a lot more to come.

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Lastly, my bf and his band The Gold Magnolias are headed out on their annual fall tour.  While it’s sad that he will be away for a while I am getting to go hang out with him and the band in New Orleans this year and am really looking forward to that.  I’ve never been.  The big thing though is that they just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their second album.  Give a few bucks if you can.  Check out their tour dates too.  Are you in any of these cities?  If so, go see them.  I promise it will be a fun time.