Friday, July 24, 2009

Three by Three

Three short poems on hand. Don't know where to send them. They evolved weirdly -- showing up in one longer poem that I couldn't make work. I dismantled it and from the pieces grew these three. But of what quality and to what purpose? Writing is always something to do, but it isn't always something worth doing -- not if the results are trivial or inept.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Burnt-Out Case

I'm wiped. . . Too many balls in the air -- or not enough air to sustain them. . . Finished the chap for Right Hand Pointing, which we agreed to title Still Life with Firearms, after one of the later poems. . . Dale has developed wittily surreal art to accompany the text. . . It's practically ready to go now, but he's holding, per announced sked, till November. . . I'm cool with that. . . Plenty of work to do between now and then. . . But first I got to let the well refill.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blue Hour Press Update

"Heartless" has gone through one round of editing. It's also been retitled. It's now called "My Heart Draws a Rough Map" from a line in one of the sections. The editor thought the original title would just remind people of the Kanye West song of the same name. The e-hap will go through one more round of editing and be published (supposedly) in September.