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.

Monday, December 31, 2007

how to order my chapbook

My chapbook is now available from the Lame House website for $6.00. A few will be available at Pegasus Books, where I'm reading on January 12th for Pirate Pig Press. The cover is by my sister. It's based on my head. The poems inside are by me, also based on my head.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Check this out: Untoward chapbook news from Lame House: Go to Gina's blog. Click on the cover and you can see it big.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I hate Christmas.

send your kids, seriously


Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, will eliminate loans in financial aid packages and replace those amounts with scholarships, effective 2008-09. The change will apply to both current and future students and was approved by the College’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, December 12, 2007.

Number of students: 1520
Tuition and room and board: $45,383
Percent of Pomona College students on financial aid: 53%
Average financial aid package: $33,500
Average scholarship: $30,500
Estimated amount of college funds to be spent on scholarships: $21.6 million
Total Pomona College budget: $131.8 million


Happy birthday Mom! My mom is 58. The top photo is from the Westport Free Health Clinic in Kansas City, which my dad helped start, where my mom volunteered, and where my parents met. Founded in 1971, it was the second free health clinic in the country, I think, after Berkeley's, founded in 1969. My parents are on far right in the photo, my dad standing, my mom seated. The second photo is my mom in the early 70s. Below is my mom in New Mexico recently looking for cola and crackers.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

H _ N G M _ N # 7

I Decide to Be Alone With the Versions of Myself Who Accompany Me, Not the Versions Who Accompany You

That is the title of my poem which you may read here in H_NGM_N. You may read the other poems too.

These are the titles some of the other poems:
After the crash
The Porch
Mechanical Heart
The Dubtone
The Urge to Break Things
Lecture Notes On Wittgenstein Driving South
Poem Where Something Incredible Crashes
Wonder’s Widow
Theory of the Walking Big Bang
What Engine
Unthinking Zero

I got too tired. I cannot finish this list. There's a bunch of other stuff--reviews, longer poetry thing, comics, art, and a poem by Daniel Becker, whom I don't know.

In my poem, the speaker is not being mean. The speaker has trouble making decisions. That difficult process is reflected by the long title.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

you are a little bit happier than i am

Book by Tao Lin. "i am unemployed" is especially excellent. I didn't read this until I read it out loud to my class. They are seriously into it. Here he says a little bit about each poem in the book.