Notes & Notions
I have not felt well for the last two or three days, thus my absence from the blog aside from a video. I don't know if I've had a stomach bug or what, but last night I was sick as a dog. However, I've had to go to work every day because we are in an absolute crunch at the magazine to get the January issue completed and to the printer before the Christmas holiday.
I was going to have a "Read This" entry up tonight, but it will probably be tomorrow. I've read the book and have some thoughts, but just haven't had the energy to write it. Stay tuned...it's a fantastic chapbook.
I was delighted to learn that poet Robert Lee Brewer had used a line from "Fairy Tale Eating Disorders" from After the Poison as an epigraph to a poem he published on his blog, Poetic Asides, at Writer's Digest. Thank you, RLB.
Congratulations to two of my poetry pals for winning an NEA: C. Dale Young and Atlanta's own Chelsea Rathburn. Both very deserving poets.
Guess what's coming in January, kids? Oh yes, oh yes...it's American Idol season eight. It kicks off with a two-night, four-hour premiere on January 13, 2009. I'm already sharpening my snarky claws. I plan to blog the shows here and at Entertainment Weekly's TV Talk. If you're new to the blog, here's the link to one of last year's posts when David Archuleta and David Cook were known as the Fetus and the Combforward. Ahhh...misty, watercolor memories.