December 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’d forgotten, but the sweet, amazing Carolyn Jao recorded my warm-up number (“I Don’t Feel Young” by Wye Oak) at Muchmore’s a few weeks ago, and it’s here now for you (and the eight other people who’ve watched it). It features my complete lack of stage presence, and also me wearing a dress I mostly sleep in.
November 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Mike Devine’s on fire with t-shirt ideas and other things over at REMOVE YA! which, if I used tumblr, you’d know because I’d have retumblr’d this. Instead I’m posting it here, which is basically like using an arrowhead to carve it into a cave wall.
I’m on fire with this every two papers I grade I reward myself with an episode of The Newsroom idea. Thus far this has been a bad idea.
November 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’m reading with these poets and musicians at Mellow Pages Library tomorrow night and it’s going to be a good time. You should come. In 2007, I’d listen to Will Stratton’s first album on repeat in a cubicle while I applied to MFA schools with stolen time and office supplies. I’m so excited to hear him, and everyone, tomorrow.
If you can’t go, or if you can and are still feeling generous, consider donating to Mellow Pages Library. They’re in the free book business, and there’s no such thing as a free book.
November 3, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’m playing tomorrow. At this place. At this time. With so many FX. Like, probably too many of them. So leave yours at home.
Scope the deets here*. Hope to see you there!
Unrelatedly, in both Houston and New York my apartment has been right on the city marathon path. What an incredible and inspiring thing to roll yr weak ass out of bed and see first thing in the morning. Congratulations (and holy shit!) to all the runners.
* Click this link to get more information about the details of said event.
October 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Not that saying so is what this blog is for—what is this blog for?—but it’s been a damn solid week. I finished grading all my students’ midterms. I celebrated being done with midterms by staffing the Academy of American Poets’ Poets Forum at the New School, where I listened to a bunch of really smart people talk for free. I got creatively asked out by a dude in a bookstore who used a copy of Dating for Dummies and Maxim as props.
In the whirlwind that is the computer-box that is my life, I forgot to mention that I had some pieces come out in the very cool Timber Journal, put out by the fantastic MFAers at UC-Boulder. You can read them and more goodness if you click. There’s also a video of me reading one of the poems, which is now a thing that exists. The award for Best Supporting Bookshelf goes to the one behind me, which I tried to build all by myself and drew just a buncha blood. Always ask for help when there are two naked dudes in the IKEA drawing. By which I mean, thanks to Timber for including me.
The moral of today’s blog post is: No man is two naked dudes in an IKEA drawing.
October 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’m pretty sure my spirit animal is Perd Hapley.
Guys, I’m dorked out to be reading tomorrow night for the Metro Rhythm Reading Series, with four very fine folks: Tadeusz Dąbrowski, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Lauren Romeyn, and one of my all-time poetry heroes, Timothy Donnelly. If I weren’t reading, I’d still go. I may not even read. I’ll just yield my time to Timothy Donnelly and keep right on drinking.
Reading’s at 8pm at The Outpost in Brooklyn. But you already know that, because you’ve clicked the link above, where you’ve found my gigantic, full-color head dwarfing the classier, more elegant, black-and-white heads of two better poets.
In other news, I look forward to not using this blog so much for stuff one ought to use a website for because there’s a website in the works. More on that news as it develops—which will be happening sometime—in the future.
Catch you later, Perd-verts.