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A point of transition, or when lined up, many points, creating a line, a curve, a crossing, a passage.

I write the column "On the Trail of Mary Jane" for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. I have essays, interviews, and fiction in such places as the New York Times, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, Brain, Child, PANK, The Coachella Review, Specter Magazine, and more. My book, EXCAVATION: A MEMOIR, will be published by Future Tense Books in summer 2014. HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK will be published by Writ Large Press in fall 2014. You can also visit me somewhat more statically at www.wendyortiz.com.
See this hummingbird? It swooped down & did a lot of dancing in front of me, then let me take her picture.

See this hummingbird? It swooped down & did a lot of dancing in front of me, then let me take her picture.

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Her Flaming Fingers: Wendy C. Ortiz and Rhapsodomancy -

Nice surprise today! 

16 hours ago
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Sky over Whidbey Island, WA, March 2009.

Sky over Whidbey Island, WA, March 2009.

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Birds of Lace 2014 Letterpress Chapbooks & Broadsides

newwavewomen:

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?

2 days ago
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from Siste Viator by Sarah Manguso.

from Siste Viator by Sarah Manguso.

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TV on the radio - Dirty Whirlwind

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

4 days ago
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Father in crows.

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Sequins. Photo of me by Carrie Villines.

Sequins. 

Photo of me by Carrie Villines.
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Excavation

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

23 hours ago
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On the Trail of Mary Jane: Happy 4/20.

My latest McSweeney’s column is live & takes you to a Hollywood dispensary. Features Run-D.M.C. lyrics. Thanks for reading. 

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Thanks to Kevin Sampsell & Future Tense Books, you can order this in May for its July 12 release. 
Cover design by the amazing Bryan Coffelt. 

Thanks to Kevin Sampsell & Future Tense Books, you can order this in May for its July 12 release. 

Cover design by the amazing Bryan Coffelt

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This is the poetry I’m reading this morning.

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magictransistor:

. Nezahualcoyotl from The Codex Ixtlilxochitl

magictransistor:

. Nezahualcoyotl from The Codex Ixtlilxochitl

(via wearethesecretcity)

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