True Confession: I love this hat! How can you not feel regal in a hat worn by The Queen of Soul?
I’m praying the greater Boston area gets lots of snow tomorrow! I’m like a kid when it comes to the fluffy white stuff. Now, I don’t shovel, and I hate it when the snow turns brown and slushy. But everything slows down during a snowfall, which is nature telling us to enjoy the moment.
Tonight, I’m going to a poetry reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic. Will post about it in the next day or so.
Just saw my book cover in an upcoming catalog for CavanKerry Press. Wow! It's real. I didn't dream this. Underlife will be out this fall.
I’m in the process of writing a marketing plan for Underlife. Funny to think about a poetry book as something to market, but the goal is to reach the widest readership possible—and to have fun in the process.
The biggest thing I’m working on now is setting up future readings. I’m intimidated by sending out queries.
Looking back on my January to-dos, I’ve done OK keeping up with my 2009 goals. I have a few more to add before month’s end:
- Write two poems. Want to write a poem a week and I’m a bit behind.
- Send poems here, which will brings the number of places I’ve submitted poems to three this month (woo hoo!).
- Write up the Charles Simic piece
- Finish (eh … start) Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Really want to read it, I just need to make the time for it.