Pretty exhausting few weeks, but good stuff. Stuff is good. Stuff is stuff. Your stuff isn't you, whatever that stupid Norton commercial says. Your you is you, and your stuff is just there to hide your dandruff in.
Thanks to Ryan Call and Matthew Salesses for running "Mosquito Fog" at the Good Men Project. It's a long story about driving a mosquito fogging truck and eating fajitas and being sad and how sadness is a see-through ghost and dawn looks really pretty on the needles of digger pines but doesn't prevent sadness, and it's basically too long to read on the web and too sad to read, period. So have a look!
What's not sad is that I am teaching an online poetry workshop for the awesome folks at Barrelhouse. It Along with the workshopping,
part of the plan is i will look at full poetry manuscripts for people
and offer suggestions, places to send the poems/manuscripts, other poets
who might be interesting/helpful to read, all that good stuff.
I am really trying to do this whole thing in as non-skeezy and helpful a
way as possible. The cost of it is to cover the time spent and (full
disclosure) to help me be able to visit Carolyn in Thailand, so if you support love and/or airplanes, you can factor that in. I
feel like this is something I am genuinely good at and passionate about,
and I know a lot of people in this world rarely get the opportunity to get paid to do they love, so I feel excited and grateful that Barrelhouse is presenting me
this opportunity. The workshop starts October 24th, costs $175, and there are 4 seats left.