Friday, April 27, 2007

Oh please watch this guy

If only my amp were working I could practice. Here, friends, is my all time YouTube theremin hero! Totally inspiring!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Seven Exclamations

Terri Ford!
G.E. Patterson!
Dobby Gibson!
reading "round-robin style"!
Wed. May 9!
7 p.m.!
Nina's Cafe!
165 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN
55102(651) 292-9816

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thursday, Friday

Thursday, P and I drove to La Crosse for my reading at the Pump House.

David Krump and Bill Stobb (see above) were such amazing hosts! In fact, everybody we met was great, before and after. During the reading, the audience was so very generous and so very attentive. It's them I shall imagine if I ever have another nervous-making reading.

Then we came home Friday, and I bought batteries for my camera so I could take real photos of the goings on at the Imaginary Press Reading Series!

It was astounding! Here's a nice photo of Wilkinson, Svalina, and Doxsee in which the idea of Schomburg is implied. For more photos, visit the Imaginary Press Reading Series blog.

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

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.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good on the first six notes or so

I have spent a good chunk of my morning attempting to learn "Happy Birthday" on my theremin for all the Aries folks in my life. It's coming along, but it still sounds really whiny and unpredictable, as if Eeyore were huffing helium balloons and singing. To you, Aries. A big earnest offkey birthday croon right in your poor sweet face.
To be fair, my practice schedule is frequently thwarted by the fact that I share the amp of a professional musician who needs it regularly for gigs. And by my lack of structure, hobby-wise.
(Also: my wall doesn't really look that yellow without a blinding digital flash.)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

While I was at my first day of the new term...

A's new Doc Marten's came in the mail. Macaroni and Cheese loves it when we get a new box.