keeps me in poetry practice when there’s little time to write –
When Elli Dyson died
her funeral was sad.
Though her family tried
no mourners were to be had.
When the hearse her casket took
where were her friends that day?
All on facebook,
“liking” the news she’d passed away.
A simple vegan diet
Is very good to eat
So long as you try it
With a large helping of meat
Gasp. My Snark clip on tuner battery died! Not that I really need it, but it’s so damn useful on those days when my ears insist on hearing things a little sharper. A trip to Home Depot was in the cards anyway for weather stripping (¡¡¡frost warning this weekend in New Albany!!!), but then I pulled the wrong batteries off the shelf – CR2025s instead of CR2032s. So disappointed, and then looked in my writing desk drawer – and I had a spare CR2032 all along. Definitely a day Snark won. But now I have my tuner back.
Bugging me for months. Sticky keys on the Olivetti finally solved thanks to finding a repair note on google letting us know the bottom pops off. Spraying isopropyl on the linkages removed the gunk that some poor soul added thinking it makes the keys work better to oil them – it doesn’t. New ribbon, no sticky keys (but the stubborn “5”) and I was inspired to write a letter to a friend just home from jail after a terrible misunderstanding. Now, fresh pages, dark black ribbon, cleaned rollers, and no sticky keys – and I can’t wait to type some of the novel as soon as I can get to it.
I am reading a lot of William Carlos Williams. I am going to share my research with the W490 Writing Capstone course I’m teaching.
The fall submission blitz has begun for me – as of today i have 13 subs out, including 4 poetry book prize submissions and 1 chapbook prize submissions. More to go – keep you informed here. Last fall I ended up as second place in the Raynes Poetry Prize judged by Joan Larkin. Hope this fall is as good or better. But you never know.