Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Confession Tuesday

After a one-week hiatus, I’m back to my wicked, wicked ways. Fess us! Tell us a little about yourself, and be sure to check out the other sinners in The Confessional.

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:

  1. Write two poems. Want to write a poem a week and I’m a bit behind.
  2. Send poems here, which will brings the number of places I’ve submitted poems to three this month (woo hoo!).
  3. Write up the Charles Simic piece
  4. Finish (eh … start) Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Really want to read it, I just need to make the time for it.


phobean said...

I've confessed! (I'm back on the horse.)


Collin Kelley said...

Work that hat, January!

Can't wait to read your book.

Maya Ganesan said...

Congrats on Underlife! Can't wait to read it.

odessa said...

january, i truly can't wait to get a copy of your book and tell everyone that i know the author. yay!

Writer Bug said...

Want to come read in Easton? Our library is awesome and sets up all sorts of readings/events. I've worked with the librarians before and would be happy to help coordinate. Let me know!

susan said...


Okay, not established media, but I am currently hosting a contest at Color Online. It would be nice if someone would submit a review of your collection.

Can we get an advanced, signed copy? And writers should be paid. I'm very happy to pay for a few copies.

You're a poet to watch.


susan said...

Have you checked out the new blogger feature, blog list? It doesn't simply list your blog roll but let's you know when a friend has updated their blog. I also like the new follower option.

January said...

Susan, I have seen the blogger feature but haven't set it up yet. Maybe I'll give it a try this weekend.

January said...

Bug, absolutely! Let's chat.

January said...

Susan, when the book is published in Oct/Nov, I'll be sure to send a review copy.

Thanks! :)


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