Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
I recently read my poem called "Canto Borracho" at a reading. A section in the poem reads "...my cousin and his band...covered Jawbreaker's "Kiss the Bottle" twenty-six times at a party in one of the old slaughterhouses in Heber..."
After the reading a homeboy came up to me and asked: "Yo, who's Jawbreaker?"
"Gotta check them out, man. They really worked the word and song."
Abraham Rodriguez used one of their lyrics for an epigraph in his Buddha Book a few years ago. Needless to say, this put a smile on my face.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
The San Diego State University reading went great, and I send much love to those who were responsible for making it happen. The students and faculty were great, lots of energy and good, blessed vibes.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Thursday, February 8, 2007
In the air behind my body
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Saturday, February 3, 2007
"Yes, writers are supposed to be into the environment."
"But why drive a truck?"
"I drive it, because it's the only way I can lug around my metaphors."
"It's the only way, you see."
"But I don't see anything, man. Metaphors are supposed to be robust and ponderous."
"I don't know--should they?"
"Of course they should. What kind of writer are you? There's nothing here. The bed of your truck is empty. You spend so much on gas. I just don't get it."
"But listen, since you have all of this room, obviously experiencing some kind of writer's block, do you think you can give me a ride to the bar?"
"Sorry. I don't have any room."
"Ok, ok. Well, take it easy, and say hi to your wife for me."
"I will. Take it easy."