December was just ridiculous. Crazy. I’m looking forward to some quiet time this month. (I say that every month) This week I will find myself in Charlotte, NC, having been catapulted to international stardom (with Ely) in my dear friend Michael Solender’s piece for the Charlotte Observer on Ichibancon. I will post some pictures of our historical meeting but after all of the holiday cookies and chocolates they will most definitely be head shots. Same for the ski trip and reading near Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile: Finishing up the latest poetry chapbooks in the FOC chapbook series. I’m happy to be editing fiction over at Red Fez now as part of a pretty cool crew, and am finishing up some paintings for a show. I will be adding new reviews, new interviews and content at Crow, and we will have a new issue of Blink Ink out next week. New calls: Brautigan Audio, Mail Art at ARTERIALIZE, all links will be in sidebar.
Back from New York, and a great time with friends and poets and artists and performers. I read some poems and a short fiction piece at The Yippie on November 15, at a reading hosted by Puma Perl and Big Mike. Pictures in Galleries.
Working on the chapbook series, preparing now for the East Bay Alternative Book Fair, in Berkeley. We will have a table, hopefully with piles of books prepared without incident.
I’m writing and working on a wire sculpture in between everything else, and once again my “methods” require tedious layers of glue and embedded metal- and it really needs to be done outside. I’m trying to finish ahead of the cold but I just might end up out there in the snow working on this thing. If I could just have a week without interruptions, responsibilities, laundry… but I suppose I have grown accustomed to working under duress, sneaking in work moments. I’m not sure what I would do with free time and a quiet house.
Ok I know that I have been terrible about updating my own pages. I usually have other sites to tend to and at the end of the day, I guess it is a typical case of putting other projects before one’s own. I can’t seem to help that, even when I try.
I’m really not excited about the prospect of putting fingers to keys to go on about myself, either. I hate the whole process of trying to describe what I am up to, what I am doing, where I am going.
Speaking of going, I will be taking a travel break, until January when I will head down to Charlotte, North Carolina to see my dear friend Michael Solender and his wife. After that, I will be out on the west coast again, probably in February.