Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January Surge

Drafted a new poem today. My second this month, hereby obliterating my productivity-rate of the last several months. It's such an amazing feeling to get in that zone. C.Dale speaks much more eloquently about this at his blog, but it reminds me how much I need this, how everything seems to pale in comparison to the act of writing the poem once it finally starts to emerge. Hell, I skipped American Idol to keep drafting! (truth be told: it's being DVR-ed). Mayhaps said draft will blip on-and-off this very blog sometime soon...


Big-time congrats to Gary! It's never too early to pre-order! (In this case, it actually is, but mentally you should certainly add this to your pre-order list...)


Killer first line of the moment:

"Like a far-off scream, like a mannequin leaning back-seat"

from Major Jackson's "Maddeningly Elusive, Yet Endlessly Tempting"
(Hoops, W.W. Norton, 2006)


-An Op-Ed from 1993 written by none other than Conan O'Brien, regarding his debut as the host of the Late Night Show. By the by, I loved his last show: both funny and tender-hearted. If you missed it, read about it/watch bits here.


Not because it's significant, but because it's a good song.


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Gary L. McDowell said...

Thanks for the props, man!!

JB said...

Glad you're back into the groove of writing!

Gosh, I'm going to miss Conan. Jay Leno is going to be on Oprah tomorrow, and I have to watch to see how she grills him.

newzoopoet said...

Know what you mean. I get sad when I'm away from that zone for too long.