Saturday, November 20, 2010

I've been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

Muzzle Magazine has nominated me for a Pushcart Prize for my recent poem Blackberry Harvest.  It pretty much has made my entire month.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Anymore, fall just feels like unemployment

I've been reading some of the letters sent between poets, as well as between them and their family.  Besides the schadenfreude associated with hearing dirt on what are, essentially, celebrities (Robert Frost calls Ezra Pound his "sometimes friend."  Ice cold.) there's a certain humanizing element to it as well.  A solidarity in reading that T.S. Elliott struggled greatly with his finances when he moved to England.  Especially now, that I am once again looking for work.

Really, at this point, it's more of the same.  Just frustrating that so much of time time is spent just looking for work.  Also, somewhat of a set back when a potential employer found this blog and rescinded a job interview.  Now, I can see their post on Craigslist.  Maybe that's something like seeing an ex at the grocery store, soon after the break up.

In any case, if there's writing that needs to be done, and you're not offended by my blog (which I personally find fairly tame), then give me a shout out.  I write everything.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My new favorite thing - Underwater art

There's not a whole lot that I can say about this that Two Four Flinching hasn't already said or which Jason de Caires Taylor, the artist behind these underwater sculptures, doesn't express in his own website.  But his life-size pieces astound and thrill me like nothing I've seen in quite some time.

I think a part of me has always been tangled in seaweed.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Because there's not enough good, Kentucky rap

CunninLynguists member Deacon the Villain and Kentucky rapper and honorary Affrilachian Poet (he's married to Bianca!) Sheisty Khrist are bringing it November 30th.

In Sheisty Khrist's words:

"if you are easily offended and don't understand off-hand humor and political commentary please do not watch. parental advisory. other than that be prepared to buy this album when it comes out this month. it is an amazing piece of work."

Couldn't agree more:

Also, if you're not already in the know, check out QN5 music, post-haste.