Before mercury, my blood used to fill thermometers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I will be reading - my first post-school reading - on July 8th at 7 pm with Chris Pusateri and Michelle Naka Pierce at the Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, as part of the Jubilant Thicket Literary Series. I think by 7 pm on July 8th I will finally be fully awake.

Because this has been me (spiritually) since I started my new job, which is madly rewarding and freeing and fun and taxing and crazy, mostly because I am not used to it - I am still getting the rhythm down and still feel like dead weight, but since I was hired to do things I can do all ready and can do very well - that is new, and that is great, and it feels fluid and thrilling.

My slim prose stunt "Van's Friend in the City" is ALIVE at the great Anomalous Press! I am so proud. Anomalous is just one year old and they've all ready reanimated the corpse of literature. And they have an excellent chapbook contest in effect right now. You can listen to me read the story on the site - please do, and check out how uncomfortable I am pronouncing the French for "opera cake."

I am also overwhelmingly honored to be featured today on ReadySoup! Scott Mitchell is one of my very best friends and he writes this comic with his best friend, John, who, because I have never seen him, I enjoy believing is a floating head in a jar. Having Scott, who is the greatest editor and funniest person I've ever met, call me majestic is a significant achievement, and I am so happy to be featured in this week's all-guest edition. My strip is the most truthful thing I've ever committed to words (and I come up with occasions to tell this story daily, multiple times, so now I have spared many who will henceforth be directed to this comic). The doodle of myself is from remedial math class in community college, and it should be on my state ID, it is so exactly what I am like.

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