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Friday, January 27, 2012

Midnight party.

I wrote a loving tribute to collagist/photographer Colette Saint Yves for Anobium and despite linking to her various media haunts within the feature, called "Midnight Party", I really can't emphasize the brilliance that is her 8Track enough, nor can I stop listening to "Mustafa" by Bebi Dol.

The beautiful Prick of the Spindle has accepted my short story, "Lamping," for publication, and my heart is singing "Hello ma Baby" in a top hat! "Lamping" is really dear to me and was rejected from many places with extremely good feedback. Certain criticisms I took very gleefully but ultimately I knew the piece was just tough and in most cases nobody got it, and it is a piece that exists very much for those who are going to dig it deep. It is based on a few true stories, ends in a hallucination, and is really about self-loathing and internalized misogyny. Its sister has not found publication yet, although it's been under consideration from the journal I want it to live in since September!

Since AWP 2012 is SOLD OUT I am extra pumped to be going to Chicago just to go to Chicago! I think I may be appearing in the book fair - "appearing," I mean very much in the way of an apparition - and frolicking with Gina Abelkop and Kristen Stone and Anobium and my buddy Maria. Which is all I want, besides a vacation. I feel silly for wanting one all ready, but I do have a very demanding day job. And Chicago has some of the best coffee in the world. My decision has been made for me.


  1. Chicago is gonna be so fun! Madly busy, and fun fun fun. Excited to meet so many of the brilliant ladies who I know only through the internet so far! Loved yer piece on colette st yves too- hadn't know her work before I read it.Xo

    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I am overwhelmed with excitement for the Goth Club reading. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself there. It's going to be brilliant!