Saturday, March 29, 2008

Last night at Dave and Neil's.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Ohio! I'm going to be in you.

Monday, March 31. University of Akron Student Union room 335, 5:00 pm w/ Michael Dumanis & Mary Biddinger. Book signing to follow. This reading is co-sponsored by the UA Literary Guild, Barn Owl Review , and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

Tuesday, April 1. Cleveland State University. Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Avenue Conference Room C/D. 7:30 pm w/ Nin Andrews.

Wednesday, April 2. University of Cincinnati. 840 Gallery.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sometimes I feel like Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything. Sometimes I feel like Walter Gibson from The Sure Thing. So I've memorized these things and say them to myself, over and over again, on the floor, with all the lights off.

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed or buy anything sold or processed or process anything sold, bought, or processed.

And I'm standing there and I'm looking up at the sky and I'm thinking each one of these dots of light is another world. I didn't know the difference between the stars and the planets then, but it made me feel really small, you know what I mean? But then I thought, maybe on each one of these other worlds, there's a little kid and he's just like me and he's in the shape of a sponge or a pinball machine or something but whatever. But he's up there. Maybe he's on a camping trip. Maybe he's looking up at the stars.

When you walk does the noise of a tree with all the dead leaves still attached

Full of Knives translated back to English on Google. I like this so much better than the original.


1) His back is full of knives. The blades are engraved the writing.
2) On the night sleeping face down in his area of plaster.
3) have any problems with the metal detector.
4) At birthday parties there is always someone who asks politely excuse, I pass a knife to cut the chocolate cake?
5) He prefers to stay with their backs to the wall, the restaurant sits at the tables.
6) There is an investigator who called him to ask them questions about writing. And also: a biographer, a woman who wants to shoot a documentary, the curator of a museum, his mother. Can not read, respond, I ce on the back.
7) No one goes in mind that he wants to remove the knives back.
8) Almost all the writing is illegible. One, however, is written in French.
9) Every Halloween we traveste by victim of a brutal murder. Once tried to travestirsi from whale was a problem but justify knives.
10) always wears the same dress bloodied.
11) When you walk does the noise of a tree with all the dead leaves still attached.
12) His knives are safe for children, as long as we do not rise above.
13) At the park sees its shadow. Move your body so that the knives area llunghino on others. He began to do so every night. The shadows of its knives seem tènere open arms.
14) On his back no longer place.
15) During a trip to Paris and falls in love there remains some years. It performs on the street with the most famous mime.
16) I used the knives to stay whole. It's written that kills slowly.
17) It is difficult to embrace when cries.
18) She Will Die in old age and the doctor will say, it is clear, was brutally and repeatedly stabbed. I am sorry, then the doctor will say the person left out, but I fear that she will not.
Yesterday was opening day of MLB and my fantasy team, The Mendoza Lions, came out of the gate hard. 2nd out of 15. Behind Matt Henriksen.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Marco Simonelli's translations of "I've Since Folded this Poem into a Perfect Airplane" and "Full of Knives" from The Man Suit are up at Nazione Indiana. I can't read Italian, but they look really cool.
Anthony Robinson's "Dave Mustaine Changes Lives" as read by me for Linebreak.

Spring Break 08


Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring Break 08

Dressed up and dressed down.

Spring Break 08

Went to the Jonathan Richman/Vic Chesnutt show with D, N, and R.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spring Break '08

Playing with the dog in the backyard.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Chess update: AC 0 - ZS 2

Friday, March 07, 2008

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Medici fundraiser for the Art Department is this Saturday at 6:30, but since you're probably going to The Clean Part reading, you won't be able to make it. You can, however, go check out this really bangin' book of mine called 7 poems from Scary, No Scary constructed by Denise Brady (I already told you about this) in the gallery in Richards Hall through Sat, March 8, from noon to 4. It's cool. I'm going to go look at it again tomorrow around 2:30 so maybe I'll meet you there. Ok?
I'm going to go to The Mill tonight and grade papers I think. Listen to some Godspeed and Yndi Halda and Explosions in the Sky and just start marking them up. Then I'll come home and listen to the entire Galaxie 500 boxset which Dave just let me borrow.
One of two things is going to happen for me: I'm either going to get a haircut soon because I am getting super-shags, or I am not going to get a haircut for a while. Hmm. Hmmmmmmm. Hmm.
Last Thursday night looked like this:

This Thursday night will look more like this:

Monday, March 03, 2008

Kate Greenstreet! Adam Clay! Anthony Hawley!

Saturday at 7pm. Sheldon.

If you miss this, don't expect another chance. You want this.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I just now drafted my fantasy baseball team for the season. Wanna see my team?

The Mendoza Lions

C Russell Martin
1B Prince Fielder
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Evan Longoria
SS Khalil Greene
CI Hank Blalock
MI Julio Lugo
LF Chris Duncan
CF Corey Hart
RF JD Drew
OF Juan Pierre
Util Felix Pie
Bench David Eckstein
Bench Melky Cabrera

SP John Lackey
SP John Maine
SP Clay Buchholz
SP Hiroki Kuroda
SP Tim Wakefield
RP Jonathan Papelbon
RP Francisco Rodriguez
MR Joaquin Benoit
P Greg Maddux

08 Predictions

AL East

New York*
Tampa Bay

AL Central

Kansas City

AL West

Los Angeles

NL East

New York

NL Central

St. Louis

NL West

Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco

AL Series

Boston over NYY

NL Series

NYM over Milwaukee

World Series

Boston over NYM