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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Writing? Reading. What August is good for.

I just realized I hadn't blogged much this month. It's not I'm abandoning the place, rather I have been reading far more than I've been writing.

Sometimes it's good to rest the page, absorb other worlds. I have been jotting down ideas and phrases, my dreams are filled with little plots, glimpses into rooms full of words, but my time has been scattered and muddled.

I do need to keep a reading journal- here's this month in a list:

Inferno, Dante. new translation by Mary Jo Bang
The Magicians, Lev Grossman
(ongoing) The Exegesisof Philip K. Dick
Iron Horse Review recent issue
Edisto, Padgett Powell

There are others- I'll post more soon- those books are what I can see from the computer.

If you don't read, you shouldn't be writing- I absolutely believe that.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

More links to Sofia Starnes poet laureate of Virginia

1. poem in Blackbird

2. video reading

3. buy her book from the publisher

4. review

5. another poem

6. The Anglican Theological Review (editor)

7. from Here Comes Everybody
SCOOP! SCOOP! The new poet laureate of Virginia (appointed by the governor with the suggestion of the Poetry Society of Virginia- but don't hold either of those things against her) is: Sofia Starnes, a wonderful poet- bio and links to follow!!