My full-length book, Where We Think It Should Go, can be yours via Octopus Books, Small Press Distribution, or Amazon. We better celebrate these hard copies while we can. When I'm not writing poetry, I teach amazing young people who are blind. I believe in a healthier future.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

These are my real friends. They are people with jobs in their fields of interest.

When I couldn't sleep I was thinking about Miranda July's book No one belongs here more than you, which has a fabulous website created with a dry erase marker, a stove and a refrigerator. I was thinking what I love about the book is 1) a lot of the people in the book are alone; 2) characters are deeply affected by common phrases/normative speech; they say cheesy things with sincerity; they say exactly what they think they mean; often they say amazing things 3) characters seek out companionship in strange ways, seek out strange sex; nearly all of it feels real; 4) humor: we're screwed up; it's sad but funny. I was thinking, Mop the kitchen floor.


Andrea said...

Wow! I really like that dry erase website.

Claire said...

yeah, it makes me want to make a dry erase website. except for when it gets difficult to erase. also my fridge is green.

gina said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts--I'm really looking forward to reading this book!