talent in new places

This kind of thing is one of many, many reasons that I prefer to fly Southwest. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivjybzdXVmI]

paperie

In light of the onion skin fail (it jams in every printer I’ve tried), I need to find a suitable alternative. What I really need is a good paper store. Not a couture stationary store, where I can buy cute cards or embossed notepads, but a true paper store.  Like Ryman’s.  Sadly we don’t have […]

get down, girl, go ‘head, get down

I just wanted to mention that the Glee version of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” is divine. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgZ7e-FDeac]

soft opening

The plans for my new project are coming together slowly but surely. I’ll just say this for now: if you don’t write poetry but you read it, and you want to participate in the new project, shoot me an email at rachel [dot]bunting [at] gmail [dot] com. I’ll explain all the details via email. In […]

first we need to take a look in your pants.

(h/t to Feministe for this) And out of my own home city’s gay newspaper comes this story, about a transwoman who was dismissed from a temporary job with the caveat that if she wanted to work there again, she would have to submit photos of her genitalia: Blatt worked at Sapa for about a month, […]

country mouse in the big city

I’m heading to NYC for three days this morning, where I have tentative plans to meet up with Associate Editor Quincy of the Raintown Review tomorrow night. The rest of the time will be taken up with HR-type meetings, which are probably less interesting than hearing my tales of trying to hang out with a […]

more on WILA / women in lit

So I am fully prepared to eat my words, and admit that I was perhaps too skeptical about the new women’s conference initiative kicked off by Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu. I visited the Facebook group again today – the membership has grown over night from a few hundred to more than 2,000, and the […]

Inauguration

Considering a switch to WordPress. I’m liking it so far. Hm.

we interrupt this broadcast…

…of your regularly scheduled National Poetry Month with a nasty head cold. Will be back online within the next day or two.