Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mary Karr

Wanted to make sure that I posted this today. I had the pleasure of hearing Mary Karr read in person a couple of years back, and I highly recommend attending one of her readings if ever you have the chance. She's funny, sarcastic, and completely self-deprecating--everything a poet's not supposed to be!

In the podcast linked below, she's pretty blunt about her faith. I love her take on the Eucharist at the end of the first poem.

A Poet in Hell's Kitchen: Mary Karr on "Poetry Off the Shelf"

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I'd like to say that I found this author, but in truth, this author found me, through Tumblr.

With I Can Almost Picture It, I've been writing short, unrelated stories based on pictures I take of my surroundings. The author behind Proust-Billings is developing an entire work in short bits, with accompanying images, about two people who meet as students at a music conservatory. I'm not sure where it's going to go or how long it will keep going, but I find the idea intriguing.

Check it out!

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Other Blog

I swear I'm not cheating on this one. It's an open relationship.

But I actually have been updating "I Can Almost Picture It" every day for almost a month now. As with anyone's sketchbook or journal, some bits of the material are better than others; it's just a way to make sure I think every day about writing. If you haven't seen it, and you're wondering where I go for days at a time, why not come visit?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective

I'm not familiar with Jay DeFeo's work. This article, however, described it in such a way that it made me really wish I could see this exhibit, especially "The Rose," in person. To be in the same room with a twelve-foot-high work created by layering and scraping paint for more than seven years... I'd probably end up crying. There's a slideshow accompanying the article.

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective