Friday, January 20, 2006

Got some good mail the past few days: My contributor's copy to the No Tell Motel's Bedside Guide, some books for my Postcolonial Poetics class (Komounyakaa, Glissant, McGuckian), and Daphne and Jim. The latter is Laurel Snyder's choose-your-own-adventure versified biography chapbook. Looks like it'll be a lot of fun.

My top 5 sexiest poems (not "the best" or "my favorite" necessarily, but "the sexiest") in the Bedside Guide, not including my own:

"Waking" by Britton Laine Carducci
"Caving" Christy Zink
"Sympatico" by Ravi Shankar (but only for its last two lines)
"Adam's Conversion" by Remica L Bingham
"On Reading Poorly Transcribed Erotica" by Jill Alexander Essbaum

When the book closes, my poems get to press up against Reb Livingston's and Eden Osucha's poems in the dark.

2 comments:

Lenni said...

I was just reading your profile when I noticed that you had Grover's book on your favorites list. I think I love you. I actually wrote a paper on that book when I was in college (alienation from the self). Well, I'll add Octupus to my list-o-sites to peruse. Have you checked out non-profit publishers Milkweed Editions or Graywolf?

Long comment. sorry. Adios!

Remica L. Bingham said...

Hey, that is a very cool compliment. Thanks! I love that you think my poem is 'one of the sexiest' in the anthology. There's a lot of stiff competition...

Oh, but the title of my poem is
"Adam's Conversion."