i’m marvelous

So holy goodness, I haven’t written anything in 2 weeks. Weird. Work has been overwhelming, in both good and bad ways. The good: I’m getting a raise. It’s not as much as I’d hoped, but I’m really pleased that there’s something happening in that area, and it will be helpful. The bad: the volume of […]

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just found out that my poem “The Apiary,” which was published in Boxcar Poetry Review, was selected by Patricia Smith for inclusion in the 2009 Best of the Net Anthology. I am so excited on many levels. I freaking love this poem. I tried to write a Sampson and Delilah poem for so long before […]

gaga

There’s a really entertaining and interesting assessment of Lady Gaga’s newest endeavor, also known as the “Telephone” video, up at Feministe. You should go read it. In the meantime, is this some incredibly sick makeup, or what? It’s certainly not the craziest she’s done, or the most daring, or whatever. But it looks damn good, […]

a few quick, wonderful things

I have a longer entry about my writing philosophy for the year in progress, but I wanted to get these two tidbits up: 1. My poem, “Martha Stewart Claims She Has been Struck by Lightning Three Times,” was selected for inclusion in Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010 anthology! Many, many thanks to Adam […]

big gay update

It seems like there’s a lot going on this week in gay news, and I’ve been trying to keep up with it. Some quick updates: 1. New Jersey State Senate will vote tomorrow on marriage equality – if you live in NJ, click here for info on how you can help ensure the bill gets […]

amanda palmer is a freaking rock star.

Seriously. Her show was amazing, full of energy. Her opening act / back up band, Nervous Cabaret, were out of control. Sexy, sexy music. We were at the TLA, in the balcony, and twice she came to stand in the exact spot where we were sitting. She spoke to us briefly, and we just sort […]

it should not have taken me this long.

I just read Amanda Palmer’s blog from 10/29, which is an Open Letter to Robert Smith (of the Cure, for those of you unfamiliar). Yes. In every way, yes. I haven’t been a fangirl since – well, to be honest, probably in about 10 years. Of course I still went to concerts and got excited […]