Friday, April 28, 2006

Books Read In March and April

What the Living Do. Marie Howe.

Jesus’ Son
. Denis Johnson.

Self-Made Man. Norah Vincent.

Man Without a Country. Kurt Vonnegut.

The Muses Among Us. Kim Stafford.

Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. Robert Olen Butler.

Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck.

The Wild Iris. Louise Gluck.

Insomnia Diary. Bob Hickok.

I got this idea to post my reading record from Dare I Read. Check out Glenn's Pile of Reading.

Monday, April 24, 2006

April Rejections

Green Mountains Rev 3/22/06, rej 4/1/06 not rdg
Atlanta Review 3/22/06, rej 4/5/06
Ploughshares 12/19/05, rej 4/5/06
Agni 3/20/06, rej 4/10/06
Threepenny Review 3/20/06, rej 4/10/06
Alaska Quarterly Review 1/18/06 ,rej 4/11/06
Slate 3/22/06, rej 4/13/06
American Literary Review 10/29/05, rej 4/14/06
River City 3/20/06, rej 4/17/06 (According to their web site, River City has changed its name. Now it's called The Pinch).
Colorado Review 3/20/06, rej 4/27/06

According to my calculations approximate reponse times of 5.5 months, 3.5 months, 2.75 months, 1.25 months, 1 month, .75 months, .75 months, .75 months, .5 months, and .25 months = an average response time for April of approximately 1.7 months.

Want to see more rejections?
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
January 2005-December 2005

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sound barricades itself into rolls of peanut butter when you speak.

Cimarron Review

Check out the current issue.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

If I were you

This is the first Bill Knott post I would read.

Bill Knott

If you don't know Bill Knott, you ought.

Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors.

It's hard to believe he's blogging.

Dear Muse,

I have been seeking your blog. Please post soon. Send an original thought. I hope it will include these words:

dumb ass

Monday, April 10, 2006

This Summer

I'm going to Nebraska for a week.

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Here's a challenge for you.

Do your version of what Gillespie did.

He explains here. I guess now he's here.

Actually, I guess the second link is somebody else: Futrelle?

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Do you want to hear a few poems?

These links go directly to the mp3s at

"Looking into the Laugh"
(This poem first appeared in issue six of Arsenic Lobster.)

"The Secret Is Emu Oil and Aspirin"
(This poem first appeared in The Journal.)

"Elvis Impersonator"
(This poem appears online at Mudlark.)

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