It's a wonderful week and it's a crazy week at the same time.
First, the happiest of news - my husband got his green card yesterday!!! Hooray! This is the most wonderful of news and overshadows any bad news/feelings. Seriously. One of the bad things that happened on Tuesday, thought, was that my car got towed (a $45 lunch for two turned magically into a $200 lunch) and I couldn't even really get upset about it.
Other happy news - two TypewriterGirls
performances this weekend! The first one is this Friday at Remedy in Lawrenceville
- Karen Lillis and Laura Davis will be reading, and there will be various other TypewriterGirl shenanigans. Doors open at 9:30.
On Sunday it's TypewriterGirls Save the Libraries! Doors open at 5:30pm at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland. It's for a good cause. You should be there. Sandra Beasley
and Nancy Krygowski will read, Phat Man Dee
will sing, Christiane D. will perform, Dave Doyle will balance things on his face, Moquette Volante
will perform, and Crystal and I will be up to our zany antics with guest appearances from Sean Collier and Franco Dok Harris. You for sure want to be at this one.
My friend Kevin is coming out to Pittsburgh this weekend to see the TypewriterGirls shows and hang out in the city. I don't get to see Kevin too often and it will be very nice to have him around!
I've actually taken off work tomorrow to get ready for the upcoming TypewriterGirls shows. This is not the first time I've taken off for a show, but it's the first time I've taken off for show rehearsal.
Very Good Things are, of course, happening elsewhere in the poetry world, too.
- The lovely Rachel Mallino
has just had her next chapbook picked up by Dancing Girl Press! Hooray and congratulations, Rachel!!
- My Weave co-founder Laura Davis has a new blog. Check it out
-- it's all poetry-related and stuff
- The New Yinzer Presents
has a reading coming up! I'm in it with fellow Weave editor Joel Coggins, the always-amazing Renee Alberts, and much much more!
- Juliet Cook
has a new chapbook coming out from Slash Pine Press
called Fondant Pig Angst. I have ordered it. You should order it, too.
- Dana Guthrie Martin's
chapbook The Spare Room is out right now from Juliet's press, Blood Pudding Press
. It's another one that I demand you go purchase right now. Dana's work is absolutely stunning. Always.
I haven't been writing as much as I should, but I have ideas and after this weekend I'll have a little breather. And that will be good.
Also - my chapbook from Tilt Press
, Barefoot and Listening, should be coming out soon!!