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Monthly Archives: November 2010

hungover owls

“I feel like shit and my wallet’s missing. It’s like I mugged myself.”

instant what? mashed potatoes.

The villanelle is the most restrictive of all sandwich forms. (Also, creating something bestows no privilege of insight.)

Don’t drink and drive here, listen to what I say, even though we put our liquor stores right on the highway

stealing lighters from the Shell

I’ve been busy today sending out submissions and lining up Seven by Twenty‘s tweets for December, and laughing at Allie Brosh‘s blog, which I have finally read back to the beginning of. Which feels like productivity, even though it gets me no closer to any of my life goals. Anyway, I’ve put some info on […]

The Wilderness Downtown

This Arcade Fire interactive music video is pretty damn cool.

porn cunnilingus panties kittens: no, “diffibulate”

Every now and again I get a fit of responsibility about this blog and think I should keep track of things like whether anybody reads it, so at one point I installed Google Analytics. Because Google doesn’t know enough about me already, apparently. My favourite thing to do with Google Analytics is see what weird […]

Inside the prison house of history

Last night I went to see Kate Daniels at the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. So many people showed up that we had to trade rooms with a class in session to fit everybody in. I went with my new poetry friend Declan, who runs the monthly critique group I go to at the Nashville Public […]

Hint hint

Mike Allen reminded that the nomination period for the 2010 Nebula Award is open. My short story “Sundowning” is eligible.

By Emily Dickinson

The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy.

“Fiction writers have to be interested in people. That’s not required of poets. Poets just need a deep interest in themselves.” – Billy Collins

I saw Billy Collins reading this morning at Hume-Fogg High School here in Nashville. He read a lot of my favourites (but not “Weighing the Dog” or “Hangover“): “Ballistics,” “A Dog on his Master,” “The Death of the Hat,” “Feedback,” “Forgetfulness,” “The Golden Years,” “The Lanyard,” “Oh My God” (“The past tense of ‘Oh my […]