January 2019 (7)

2019-01-30

Reading about writing

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A remark upon The Great Outline Debate

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2019-01-26

Cabinet of Fossils ebook now available

Cabinet of Fossils cover

I've turned my chapbook of lefty political poetry, Cabinet of Fossils, into an ebook. Where can you buy this book, you ask?

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2019-01-21

10 things that scare me

I'm following advice I read from horror writer Richard Thomas to list 10 things that scare me, the better to write fear. In no particular order. 1. Listening to my heart... (a) ... rather than my head. My heart is reckless. (b) ... when I lie in bed, on my stomach, ear to pillow. I have an  […]

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2019-01-07

Poetry 365: I Am Legion

Dark Poetry

As I mentioned before, I'm doing 365 Poems in 365 Days this year. When I write at this rate, whether for a whole year or just for NaPoWriMo, I use a few heteronyms. I have five of them--six, if you count "Carl Bettis." Basil Cartryte: the experimentalist, a fan of Marcel Duchamp, John  […]

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2019-01-04

Current reading, 1/4/2019

The the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Right now I'm reading Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. If you hate head-hopping, this is not the book for you. Head-hopping is part of the method. As Eudora Welty says in the foreword to this edition, "the novel never departs from the subjective." Interesting, to me, is the  […]

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Fast writing, slow writing

Simple jump in slow-fast systems, by Ilya Voyager

I belong to a Facebook group, 365 Poems in 365 Days. The idea, as the name of the group suggests, is to write 365 poems in a single year. Not necessarily a poem a day. You can work ahead, or catch up. I participate every other year, this year being one of them. There's something to be said for  […]

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2019-01-01

2018: year in reading, in review

Don Quixote in the Library by Adolf Schrödter

A few notes on outstanding books (for good or bad reasons) I read (or didn't finish reading) in 2018.

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