memorial for a brilliant woman

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Busy, busy, getting winning list out to "Show Us Your Mask" folks !

Tomorrow is First friday artwalk here in Richmond, masks and mask poems will be on display for the month of december.

I've been making snack bags for us to sell on Saturday dusing the Holiday Parade- it passes right by the gallery, so we're going to be there with hot cider and snack bags-

must sleep!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I am too tired to think-

though I was reading between breaks at the rehearsals "Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems"
by B. H. Fairchild.

It's exquisite, as was his first book.

Highly recommended.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Writing off the cuff-

I am so busy my eyes hurt, but it's only temporary. After next Friday, my life smoothes out again (at least as much as it ever does).

Playing piano at the high school really slams my hands, then I go off to clean houses, drive the kids, go to what poetry events I can manage, then come home and fall into bed.

I got the Adventures of Brisco County Jr DVD (it's my Christmas present- we don't worry about 'under the tree' much, I mean what if I died on Christmas Eve and never got to watch it?) Anyway- I've slept through about half of the 24 episodes- I love what I've seen, I'm a HUGE Bruce Campbell fan-

and Sunday I'm going to Charlottesville to see Christine Lavin, one of my favorite folkies. My friend Dave sent me a tape years ago with a wonderful song called "The Kind of Love You'll Never Recover From" that just kills me everytime I hear it-

so, poetry, man- is it still out there. God, I hope so.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Not much point in holding this one back- the November 2006 issue of POETRY says so-

The 2007 Carole Weinstein $10,000 prize for a poet in Central Virginia goes to


who edits Verse
who teaches at University of Richmond
who is a James River Writer festival participant
who has four books (poems here,and here, and here for more links.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I have four poems over at Wicked Alice

The whole issue is jampacked with great poetry, check it out!

I've been very busy and a little down- hence the missing days.

It's getting better.