MUSIC AND POETRY: I took a little break after returning from Austin and concentrated on catching up on movies and working on new poetry. May is going to be very hectic, so a little down time never hurt nobody.

Don't forget this Thursday (April 29) I will be reading Auden's classic "Lullaby" as part of an evening to celebrate gay poets at Outwrite Book Shop in Atlanta. Local poet Franklin Abbott is hosting the event and graciously asked me to appear. The readings begin at 8 p.m. This will be my first official appearance at Outwrite, but not the last. Owner Philip Rafshoon has invited me to do a reading and signing for Better To Travel on Wednesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. I'm very excited about this and will be hyping it to death in the run up to the event. You have been warned. :)

Also coming up is my reading with Alice Lovelace at Muse Art Cafe on Tuesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. Alice and I have been taking flyers all over town to promote this event, which is sponsored by The Chattahoochee Review and Muse. On Friday, May 14, I'll be reading new work at the Sycamore Place Gallery in Decatur. Unfortunately Jennifer Perry couldn't make this gig, but we have rocker Sonia Tetlow providing music. This should be fun and edgy...sort of like my new work.

I said every now and then that I would make recommendations for films and music. I saw Kill Bill Vol. 2 last week and it's brilliant. Run, don't walk. As for music, I've been listening to Vanessa Daou (as I've said endlessly), Oceanlab (who've made a trance version of Tasmin Archer's "Sleeping Satellite"), PJ Harvey (new album coming soon), Bjork (ditto), Joni Mitchell ("Night Ride Home" is a brilliant later album), and in a more rocky vein, Auf der Maur (which is former Hole/Smashing Pumpkin's bassist Melissa Auf der Maur's solo album). Listen and enjoy.


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