Burrow Press was nice enough to let me write a guest post about the tenth anniversary of the Broken Speech Poetry Slam here. Last night at Speakeasy when plugging the slam and its tenth anniversary show, the response was less than enthusiastic and my response back was essentially, “Seriously, fuck you guys. What have you done for ten years? Nothing.” I was half joking, half serious when I said it. It reminded me of the overall apathy that still permeates throughout Orlando about things other than local music. The fight goes on.
I’m going to cut back on my schedule of James Decatur posts to once a week since I’ve got more story ideas for We Will Celebrate Our Failures and I need that energy to get them out there.
First AWP conference in a little under two weeks. Starting to really get myself in fighting shape for the two off-site readings I’m in. I plan on two different sets of work and getting them on video, along with others at the readings. I must study the onsite events to see which ones I want to go to and which ones I can go sight seeing in lieu of going to. I am also cooking up some fun things to do for PANK (the new site design is beautiful) while I’m there involving interviews. The world will know what’s up my sleeve soon.
My latest contribution to For Every Year is up here. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out my free e-chap My Hands Are As Thick As Dreams. They are some of the fine examples of the types of love poems I can write for you if you take me up on my offer.
Things I have read and enjoyed lately: Amelia Gray’s AM/PM & The Museum of the Weird, the poems I’ve received from my contributor wishlist for Ampersand Review vol 7.
Things I enjoy listening to lately: Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast
Things I don’t do enough of: sleep