Saturday, September 17, 2011

It is Saturday morning, and M is listening to Coltrane's A Love Supreme. She can't get enough of it. Meanwhile, I'm preparing submissions, and I'm reassuring these poems, that even if no one likes them, they were worth every cent of the roundtrip ticket I purchased for them.

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I just watched Strange Powers: Stephen Merritt and the Magnetic Fields. An old friend of mine turned me on to 69 Love Songs a number of years ago. I'm not sure I ever thanked her, but thank you. Never realized the controversy Stephen Merritt generated with his "List of Favorites." How many artists of color are on your iPod?

Cool to see Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney in the documentary. "Stephen Merritt is superior to everyone else." Wow...

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Wrote a short poem called "Larry Levis."

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Currently reading Woodnote by Christine Deavel, Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems by David Trinidad, Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice by Howard Zinn, and Historic Diary by Tony Trigilio (which I want to review).

Sunday, September 11, 2011