See this hummingbird? It swooped down & did a lot of dancing in front of me, then let me take her picture.
Wendy C. Ortiz’s Rhapsodomancy is a literary event not to be missed; Jessica Dewberry explains.
Nice surprise today!
Sky over Whidbey Island, WA, March 2009.
My DIY feminist press, Birds of Lace, has $353 left to go before we make our goal, and 60 hours to make it in. Sharing, donating, and the-wishing-of-luck very much appreciated! I am totally a-flutter over the support we’ve gotten from our friends & neighbors & loved ones over the past month. I can’t WAIT to print this year’s chapbook, broadsides, & ephemera so I can send them out into the waiting arms of the world (including you). xox Gina, New Wave Woman/BoL mommy
Won’t you join me in donating?
from Siste Viator by Sarah Manguso.
Oh you could curl me beside you
The spark in your eyes belies the apocalypse inside you
Twisting the pits from the particle
Skull can’t save face
So shake the shame from it
Burn me up inside you
Let me churn in your furnace of whirl
Dirty little whirlwind
Father in crows.
Sequins.Photo of me by Carrie Villines.
Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in …
Details about my forthcoming memoir with Future Tense Books. Pre-orders in May, release in July. If you use Goodreads I’d love it if you’d mark it as “Want to Read”! Thanks. xox
The week begins with an email from “MMJMenu” with the subject line “Hey BUD!” It’s only after reading the subject line that I can make a guess as …
My latest McSweeney’s column is live & takes you to a Hollywood dispensary. Features Run-D.M.C. lyrics. Thanks for reading.
This is the poetry I’m reading this morning.