Friday, April 13, 2007

Four, Poetry

1. I was on the radio yesterday. I didn't mention it before, for I feared I might sound like a big knob. While it's true that I accidentally talked about theremins and cocktail waitressing more than I had intended, you can still stream the interview (the 4/12/2007 show) from here. I'm about a half hour in, after an interview with a really interesting Irani memoirist. My primary purpose was to promote this crew who will be gracing us with a reading next Friday!
My secondary purpose was to mention that the Thursday night before the Imaginary Press Reading, I'll be in LaCrosse, and if you happpen to be around the area it would be swell if you could make it.
Those Write On Radio folks are great. You can stream the show every Thursday from 11am-12pm (central time) if you want!

2. Here is a nice article about Twin Cities poetry at mnartists.org.

3. My pal Kate Harding and her friend Jillian Dunham have launched a literary blog called the Bibliophilistines. While I've been linked to them on my sidebar for some time, I am so tickled by what she posted today concerning my and my pal Paige Ackerson-Kiely's books that I want to thank her properly. Kate, thank you. Perhaps soon we can meet midway between our towns for fireworks, antiques, and cheese.

4. I just found THIS.

10 comments:

gemellen said...

have i told you lately that i love you?

paula said...

Back at you, ladyface.

Kate Harding said...

But who loves ME?

P., 3 things:

1) The review (er, "review") was my pleasure.
2) Statements like "I accidentally talked about theremins and cocktail waitressing more than I had intended" are the reason I love you. Going to listen to that interview after I've had my coffee.
3) "Midway between our towns" just won't be the same without the Mystery Spot, but I'm up for it. Especially if we can go see Tommy Bartlett's ski show, which Al wouldn't let me do last time.

paula said...

It's love, all around Lady. And don't yank my chain about the ski show; nobody has EVER wanted to go with me! Can We? I have a postcard of the skiers all up in a human pyramid with their silver short pants and american flags...My students use it for writing prompts sometimes, and so everybody in the photo has a plot line in my mind. My favorite is Roger, whose parents wanted him to stay in Cloquet and work in the paper mill, but he just HAD TO stunt ski. I feel sort of close to all of them in a way...

Anonymous said...

You were amazing. You have a wonderful radio voice. You sound like some one I want to meet. P

paula said...

That is an awesome thing to hear from somebody who's been stuck knowing me my entire life. Thanks, Sis!

Anonymous said...

paula! you DO have a wonderful radio voice, that was lovely! also! what a good theremin impression. xo a

paula said...

Do you know, Dear A, that I temporarily mortified myself when I did that, but now I'm coming to realize that if my theremin playing doesn't improve, I may have to settle for being a theremin impersonator.

(And thank you!)

gemellen said...

i second that you have a wonderful radio voice. & that it was wonderful to HEAR your voice. xoxo

Kate Harding said...

I think "theremin impersonator" might be even cooler than "theremin player."

And ohmigod, we are going to the ski show.