dante alighieri was like bitch please and saved this post from the throes of HTML hell.
esperanto sounds predominantly like italian to me. esperanto was a nice try. here is something at dogzplot about language. i think of it as kind of a b-side.
update: the WHOLE summer issue is up and looking fresh and like it could smell of star anise if you get close enough. so far i really like this story by christina kapp.
i like piffle. and the people who contribute therein.
unscroll #2 from gold wake press is alive and looks great. excited to wade in. work from molly gaudry, eric burke, ben spivey, j.a. tyler, cl bledsoe, and eric beeny.
i am starting to have dreams about other writers. usually my dreams are not populated by people i know. or people. i dreamed i was writing an email to ryan manning. i dreamed i was inside a storyscape written by shane jones but not a storyscape already written by shane jones in reality. i dreamed i was talking with linh dinh in a green room before a poetry reading. probably better than paralysis and black holes.
i get emails from the 'paymint depertment' saying 'your email id been choosen to recieve a grant prize'. which makes me less skeptical about things.
i have been lent an obscure CD by an east german band from the 80s. a sampling of their song titles: (track 3) taitschi-tarot, (track 6) born in xixax, (track 7) iki maska, and (track 9) cosma shiva. a sampling of lyrics from iki maska: KOMM IKI MASKA LENS GO ZACK ZISCH / LET'S DO THE SPLIT AND I SHIT ON IT / SAGE ICH HA HA HA HA.
i have been mailed a nice postcard from brighton, england.
haven't really submitted anywhere lately. having a pre-self-disqualification stint.
have taken to sudoku puzzles as a zen activity.
need a haircut and an island.