Monday, February 08, 2010

Super Bowl Monday

I did not watch last night’s Super Bowl. The only reason I watch is to see the ads, and the whole idea of watching this annual spectacle to see a bunch of commercials is silly. And in this day and age, you can watch them the day after. Did you have a favorite ad?

Congrats to the New Orleans Saints, this year’s Super Bowl champs!

Selfishly, the Monday after the big game means no traffic on the highways for me.


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I took time last night to begin the process of getting organized. Thought I would get more accomplished, but no, my desk is still a mess. Lots of papers and receipts to organize. The old systems I have in place aren’t working. What I really need is a change. After I weed through the piles of paper, I’ll have a better sense of what I want to do with my writing space.


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Also working on a list of upcoming reading dates. March and April are crazy busy—and I couldn’t be happier. It will be a challenge to write a poem a day while traveling, but a challenge I'll gladly take on.


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My nightstand is full of books I have put off reading, but this may be the week. No TV, just lots of poetry. Books by Phil Levine, Michael Dickman, and Nin Andrew’s chapbook, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum? , to name a few. I’m holding off on buying Tony Hoagland’s new book Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty for now. But it's next of my list of poetry books to purchase.

How about you? What's on your list of new poetry books to read?

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Sharon Olds, and Michael and Matthew Dickman are reading together at NYU on March 4. Now that’s one reading I’m sorry I’m going to miss.

1 comment:

jessie carty said...

i used the super bowl as background noise to read :) I'm reading one of Timothy Gager's chapbooks right now but not sure what else is in my pile!

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