Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

I have a poem from Scary, No Scary up on a new online journal called Ink Node. It looks like you can rate it. C'mon, make me a winner. 

Monday, March 23, 2009

Watch out Boston! I'm putting on my stirrups and chaps and riding my horse across the plains. I'll be roping up back to back readings by Sunday, March 29. Hya! 

3 pm w/ Emily Kendal Frey at jubilat Jones Reading Series.
7pm at the Dirty Water with EKF, Dara Cerv, and Blake Butler. 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm teaching Women in Film at Portland State University this upcoming spring quarter and here are the films we are watching (in part) in class, followed by a list of films I would have wanted to show in class if the class were three years long. What would you put on the list that I left off? 

Pantomime Lesbienne (Alice Guy,1900) 4 mins
Feministe! (Alice Guy, 1906) 20 mins
A Fool There Was (Frank Powell, 1915) 67 mins
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dreyer,1928) 82 mins
Morocco (Josef Von Sternberg,1930) 91 mins
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
King Kong (Merian Cooper, 1933) 100 mins
Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming,1939) 103 mins
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943) 20 mins
Swing-Shift Cinderella (Tex Avery, 1945) 10 mins
The House of Tomorrow (Tex Avery, 1949) 11 mins
The Marrying Kind (George Cukor, 1952) 92 mins
Skyscraper (Shirley Clarke, 1960) 20 mins
Children’s Hour (William Wyler, 1961) 109 mins
Darling (John Schlesinger, 1965) 128 mins
Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970) 109 mins
Ciao! Manhattan (John Palmer, 1973) 91 mins
Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1975) 97 mins
Coal Miner’s Daughter (Michael Apted, 1980) 125 mins
The Willmar 8 (Lee Grant, 1981) 55 mins
Not a Jealous Bone (Cecilia Condit, 1987) 10 mins
She’s Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1987) 84 mins
Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1988) 119 mins
Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989) 99 mins
Aliens 3 (David Fincher, 1992) 144 mins
Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith, 1997) 113 mins
Boys Don’t Cry (Kimberly Pierce, 2000) 116 mins
Filming Desire: A Journey Through Women’s Film (Marie Mandy, 2000) 60 mins
Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat, 2001) 83 mins


The Merchant of Venice (Lois Weber, 1914), Olympia (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938), The Wicked Lady (Leslie Arliss, 1945), Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946), All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950), The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953), La Strada (Frederico Fellini, 1954), The Connection (Shirley Clarke, 1961), Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda, 1962), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorcese, 1974), Seven Beauties (Lina Wurtmuller, 1975), I Spit on your Grave (Meir Zarchi, 1978), Killing Us Softly (Margaret Lazarus, 1979), City of Women (Frederico Fellini, 1980), The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (Connie Field, 1980), Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara,1981), The Decline of Western Civilization (Penelope Spheeris, 1981), Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983), Yentl (Barbara Streisand, 1983), Lianna (John Sayles, 1983), Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985), Working Girls (Lizzie Borden, 1986), Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch, 1986), Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair, 1988), Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991), Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (Leslie Harris, 1992), A League of Their Own (Penny Marshall, 1992), Antonia’s Line (Marlene Gorris, 1995), Waiting to Exhale (Forest Whitaker, 1995), The Watermelon Woman (Cherly Duyne, 1996); Virgin Suicides (Sophia Coppola, 1999), American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000), Filming Desire: A Journey Through Women’s Film (Marie Mandy, 2000), Ophelia Learns to Swim (Jurgen Vsych, 2001), At Five in the Afternoon (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2003), Thirteen (Catherine Hardwicke, 2004), Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2004), Sisters of ’77 (Cynthia Salsman Mondell, 2005), My Summer of Love (Paul Pavlikovsky, 2005)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

(whispering): I'm at the public library, tidying up my comprehensive exams. The other guy at my table is apparently failing at his quest to steal the magic sword from the dark goblin. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Smallpressapalooza is tonight at Powells. There'll be $14 beer bongs, overworked port-a-potties, lots of b.o. and a chance you may be groped. 

5:00 Starlite Motel ("Night Bomb")
5:15 Zachary Schomburg ("The Pond")
5:30 Tim Sproul ("How to Leave Your Hometown for Good")
6:00 Ronault L.S. Catalani AKA Polo ("Counter Culture")
6:15 Emiko Badillo ("Broken Hipster" zine)
6:30 Matt Briggs ("The End Is the Beginning")
7:00 Moe Bowstern ("Xtra Tuf" zine)
7:15 Karen Giezyng ("Bumpstart" zine)
7:30 Lia Cunningham ("The People I Love Best" zine)
8:00 Molly McNett ("One Dog Happy")
8:15 Benjamin Parzybok ("Couch")
8:30 Evan Schneider ("Boneshaker" zine)
9:00 Samuel Ligon ("Drift and Swerve")
9:15 Jeff Stewart ("March of Time & Skin")
9:30 Riley Michael Parker ("Our Beloved 26th")

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A chapbook of mine called The Pond is now available for purchase from its publisher, Greying Ghost. The Pond will be the final section of a book-book, Scary, No Scary, coming at you this summer. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I drafted my fantasy baseball team this past weekend. After a dramatic snafu (I lost internet access from rounds 3-5 leaving me with some late round picks in those places) I ended up with the following opening day lineup. What do you think of my chances?

C Jason Varitek
1B Jorge Cantu
2B Ian Stewart
3B Ty Wigginton
SS Khalil Greene
CI Adam LaRoche
MI Jason Bartlett
LF Ryan Braun
CF Adam Rowand
RF Milton Bradley
OF Carl Crawford
Util Jim Thome
BN Matt Weiters (C)
BN Rocco Baldelli (Util)

SP David Price
SP Joba Chamberlain
SP Johnny Cueto
SP John Smoltz
SP Justin Masterson
RP Heath Bell
RP Hideki Okajima
P Dontrelle Willis

Not good, huh? I don't have a chance.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Check out Emily Kendal Frey's new e-chapbook, Airport, at Blue Hour Press. A lucid lyric cycle of short poems with the airport as its main character. You'll never fly again.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Kevin Sampsell interviewed me for the Powell's Books blog. Read it here. He asks me questions about pets, collaborating, Nebraska, Octopus, gravestones, etc. I'm so glad he thinks I'm "handsome but not too handsome." Maybe that would've been a better answer to the what do you want on your gravestone question.

I'll be reading a new chapbook, The Pond (Greying Ghost 2009), in its entirety at 5:15 on March 16 at the upcoming Smallpressapalooza event at Powells

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I'm going to the Matt Hart/Dobby Gibson reading at 4pm at the Hawthorne Powells, then shimmying on over to the EKF party at 7:30. It's Poetry's big night. 

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Last week I walked down this staircase

and this morning I ate this donut.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Some of my poems are in this third issue of CapGun. I bet you didn't know that.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Mathias and I landed some collaborative poems in the newest, and 17th issue of 6x6. I was ashamed of the poems, and still I'm ashamed.