Thursday, February 19, 2009

Moldy Piece of Cheese

I bought this cheese from the Kroger today. Needless to say, I didn't look at it until I arrived home to begin grating. Tomorrow, I'm going to take it back in hopes of trading it for a new piece of cheese.


Thanks to Keith, I've reconsidered my stance on not submitting for the remainder of the semester. Matter of fact, I sent out a slew of new-ish poems via the inter-webs today. There are just too many quality journals that accept online submissions to use moving as an excuse not to send. So we're back on that horse. Even having slowed down, I have almost 20 out there right now, which is a relatively low number for me. For awhile, mostly during last year and this past summer, I was averaging about 40. Anyway--I'll post if anything happy happens on that front.


Though I'm not sure if I should be posting this since it hasn't been formally announced on the University's website yet, I'm going to anyway (I was told it was okay to put on the Hollins sanctioned website I'm in charge of, so I figure it's kosher here, too). Many congratultions to friend, classmate, and all around poetry bad-ass Will Schutt for being named the 2009-2010 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. I applied for this one too, but I can't think of anyone better suited for it than Will. He'll be working in the Stadler poetry center and contributing editing time to West Branch. There are only 3 poets in the second-year at Hollins, Will and I among them, and I feel very fortunate that I've gotten to work so closely with this guy. Look for his poems in this past summer's issue of The Southern Review and the Spring 2009 issue of Harvard Review. I expect I'll be making a road trip or two to Lewisburg.


Killer opening line of the now:

"His hair was a crow fished out of a blocked chimney"

from Simon Armitage's "Not the Furniture Game"


Maybe tomorrow I'll write something. Maybe I'll do my taxes. Who knows?

Don't forget to watch Conan's last show tomorrow night!



Eduardo C. Corral said...

that cheese looks so gross.
congrats to your classmate. he'll like lewisburg. he'll probably get the second floor apartment at the poet's cottage. the cottage is only a ten minute walk away from downtown. tell him that cherry alley is the best coffee shop in town. the tapas place is also good. i had a great time there last semester.
you have 20 poems out? and that's a low number for you?? wow. i've floated, at most, five poems. i keep my work too close to my chest. i need to send out more often.

Luke said...

I'll pass on the cherry alley recommendation. From what he's told me, he is in the top half of the poet's cottage.

I wish it was 20 poems, it's actually just 8 or 9 poems out to 20 magazines. Still feels like overkill though...