Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15

Collin Kelley has a nice interview with Justin Evans discussing his new book, Town of the Trees.

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Check out Jessie Carty’s new book, Fat Girl.

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What do you think of contemporary poetry? Sketch by Nin Andrews.

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Also, today at work I’m escorting a celebrity around campus. Details and a photo to come. In a separate project, I’m on part of a team organizing a flash mob. Weird.

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Today is a weird day. I’m commemorating it by finishing up my manuscript revisions. Also, there's a poem I’ve been trying to write for years. It’s one of those poems people will ask me how long it took to write, and I can honestly say it's taken 10 years. Will post soon.

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I give myself a hard time for not submitting poems for publication on a regular basis, but I have 14 poems coming out, 10 in a journal and four in an e-anthology. Not too shabby for Ms. Lazy Bones.

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Truth is, I don’t give myself enough credit for the things I have accomplished, no more important than being a single mom to two wonderful kids. I have a rich, full life filled with friends and family, poetry, and joy.

So today, I celebrate myself.

7 comments:

Rethabile said...

Do. We celebrate you, too. Bravo for the mommy side, especially. But also for the quality work you keep putting out.

January said...

Thank you, my friend. I needed that today.

XO

Susan Rich said...

You are celebrated on the west coast, too. A party happening right after your reading for the WA State Book Awards --- and you!!!

Collin Kelley said...

Thanks for the shout out, Jan.

odessa said...

here's a toast to you, January! you are an inspiration. cheers!

January said...

Thanks Odessa.

Susan, see you soon. I'm always up for a party.

January said...

A really nice interview, Collin.

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