Monday, December 31, 2007

happy new year

this is all we heard on the radio from NJ to NC.

Monday, December 17, 2007



hi monkeys. i forgot to tell you about the parade down our street the other night. we had a parade. one of our awesome neighbors knocked on our door at around 6:30 the other night and say... "o, you don't know... we are having a parade! quick! the parade!" and i went, grabbed the camera, and there was this massive parade.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession.

of course, maggie thought bear dog would really enjoy it since there were so many kids... but... as you'll be able to hear... he was very concerned and we had to get him back in the house....


video

Friday, December 14, 2007

tony's book party on flickr



Originally uploaded by minor americans
mean joe donahue on gee-tar.

woowie.



last night Tony Tost rocked the house... and then after that... the house rocked even more with Tony, Ken Rumble, Matt Mullins, Patrick Herron, Brian Howe, Ashley Howe, Maggie & occasional visits from Joe Donahue, Chris Vitiello & David Need. LOTS OF INSTRUMENTS, LOTS OF MUSIC!

i have so many hours of minor american reading series tapes to go through and post for you all... i think i'm going to work on that this weekend.

but, seriously, last night was one hell of a party.

wish you were HERE!

video

Thursday, December 13, 2007

i would only, maybe, cheat on maggie with karen o. .

maggie would only cheat on me with drew barrymore.

just so you know.
i think there was a worm in the banana i just ate.

COMPLEX SLEEP RELEASE PARTY

please join us in celebrating Tony's newest book tonight! we'll eat, drink, be merry if you remember to bring yr musical instruments this time, and listen to Tony read! YAY TONY! BYOB and we'll see you TONIGHT AT 8PM!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

it is 80º here today.

i am going outside. i will write more about DC and how awesome it is to talk to kaplan later.

DC

i had a really great time in DC hanging out with kaplan and his LOVELY daughter... o, she's sweet... and jessica smith [who is also very sweet but can talk about poetry in a language i understand a little bit better than genevieve, k's daughter.]

i also got to meet and chat a little with mel nichols & rod smith! yay for me.

i met FLASH the basset hound. i love FLASH.

justin sirois read with me and i thought his reading was really good and i wanted it to last longer than it did. he said it was 20 minutes but it felt like 5... i wonder how his 30 minute readings feel? he could probably read for an hour and i'd still find it short! anyway, i'm looking forward to his book coming out, Secondary Sound and also looking forward to dragging him out here to durham for a reading and some drinks.

i read from RIGHT NEW BIOLOGY and it felt good. the DC folks have to be the most attentive audience i've ever seen... i was talking to chris vitiello about this yesterday & he has noticed this , too .... i know they have busy lives and must be just as exhausted as everyone else living in a city... but, wow... they seem to be able to really LISTEN. and i really appreciated the conversations i had following my reading... especially with ryan walker whom i had just met. i'm looking forward to reading his work someday.

anyway. it was a lot of and they were a very generous crowd.

Friday, December 07, 2007

LOOK HERE LOOK HERE!
RESCHEDULED!
THURSDAY 12/13
8pm @ 811 wilkerson ave
:TONY TOST:
BOOK PARTY FOR
Complex Sleep

hey!

i'm leaving for DC/ Silver Springs MD tomorrow. maybe someone there will explain to me how it is and is not DC because i don't understand that.

i'm excited to go, but also a little sick. maggie has been fighting something off and today i woke up with it. or maybe i shouldn't have gone out drinking with Ken Rumble, Tony Tost, David Need & Dianne Timblin until 1 am and then gone to knock on Chris Vitiello's door at 1 am to say "hey, what's up Chris?" with Ken... who assured me it was an excellent idea... and, he was right, Chris was happy to see us... and then we got to my house at 2:15 am... and Ken was staying over for his flight to Portland... and left three hours later...

god. maybe that's more why i felt like shit today. hmn???

or was it the damn mammogram & ultrasound this afternoon? i'm fine. i'm just very lucky to have such young and fibrous breasts. lucky lucky!

o... and i got two gorgeous items from Brandon Brown and OMG Press which you should totally check out and get for YRSELVES.

this is not a blogpost this is simply a reminder to myself that i exist in places that aren't necessarily my car or bedroom.

xok

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

see you in Maryland?

RUTHLESS GRIP POETRY SERIES
@ Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Saturday, December 8, 2007, 8:00PM

KATHRYN PRINGLE & JUSTIN SIROIS

Kathryn Pringle has published one chapbook: Temper and Felicity are
Lovers, from TAXT. An e-chap forthcoming from Duration Press, and she is
currently working on a collaborative book with writer Michael Nicoloff.
Her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, 42opus, Alice Blue, Denver
Quarterly, Dusie, Foursquare, Sidebrow, String of Small Machines, and
others. She is founder and co-editor, along with Elise Ficarra & Magdalena
Zurawski, of the print journal Minor/American. She also co-curates the
Minor American reading series in Durham, NC where she now lives.

Justin Sirois is founder and co-director of Narrow House. His first
book, Secondary Sound (BlazeVOX), concerning digital piracy, DRM, DJ
culture, and copyright reform, will be out this winter. He lives in
Baltimore, Maryland in a little house where he discovered a thirteen foot deep
well in his front yard -- it is now covered with plywood and a large
pile of rocks.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is located at 8230 Georgia Avenue in Silver
Spring, MD, three blocks from the Metro red line.

Directions: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/about/contact.htm

We hope you can join us for the reading and the festivities afterwards.