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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Well, obviously in the interim I lost my virginity.

Last day of our poetry blog tour, Back to the Future: Christine’s interview with me.

Poetry open mic at Landmark Booksellers

I’ve been meaning to get out to some open mics and read since we moved to Nashville last summer. When we first got here I googled “open mic” and because this is Nashville, it was endless singer songwriter stuff. I pretty much shrugged and forgot about it. A couple of weeks ago, though, something reminded […]

Nah, I had Supergirl, because even when I was a kid, I preferred a two-piece.

Day four of our poetry blog book tour, Back to the Future: Mary Alexandra Agner interviews Jeannine Hall Gailey. (Tomorrow: Christine‘s interview with me.)

it is the internally consistent world that makes the largest impression

Day three of our poetry blog book tour, Back to the Future: Mary Alexandra Agner and The Doors of the Body

how necessary it is to blow bubbles

Day two of our poetry blog book tour, Back to the Future: Jeannine Hall Gailey interviews Christine Klocek-Lim.

Conspiracy of Leaves

For day one of Back to the Future, I interviewed Wendy Babiak, the author of Conspiracy of Leaves (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s). Her poetry has also appeared in a wide variety of periodicals, including: “The Uninvited Guest” in Autumn Sky Poetry. “a posteriori,” “Ekphrasis on a Screensaver” and “Elegy” in Big Bridge. “Rondeau for […]

the grocery bag

My “Kroger Koan” appeared this week in Four and Twenty: Short Form Poetry (Volume 3, Issue 7, p.15).

analyzing their children for design flaws

Strange Horizons has accepted my poem “Improving on Nature.” I’ll let y’all know when it goes up. In the meantime this week’s poem is quite wonderful. I get weird comment spam sometimes. This morning I got this, from a website selling cars: “You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy […]

The Windmill Farmer


That’s not how you naturally speak:/you tell yourself, first, that he is not the air/you need; second, that you loathe air.

Read “For an Unwritten Opera” by Frank Bidart.