Foul Bachelorette Frog is still my go-to meme:
but Forever Alone is an additional welcome new drug of choice:
I’m reading tonight for Heavy Feather Review’s event We Are Really Good Ppl, featuring myself, Karen Craigo, Paul Aarand Rodgers, and music by Chris Bathgate.
The reading is at 9pm, Kamikaze’s nightclub, 153 E. Wooster St. See you there!!
There’s also an incredible poem from the swoon-worthy Amanda Nadelberg! Amanda’s book Isa the Truck Named Isadore makes me *so* excited for her forthcoming book, Bright Brave Phenomena from Coffee House Press that you can pre-order here!! It’s a holiday gift you can give to yourself that will show up to delight you LATER when it’s released on April 10th! You’re literally buying future happiness! Do it!
Preorder right here while you can still preorder, as opposed to just ordering…you know, like our parents did. “Back when I was a kid, we had to wait until books came out to purchase them. And don’t get me started on how much we loved DDT!”
Check out my thoughts on reading for Shome Dasgupta’s column (you can also read the ‘on reading’ thoughts of many other beloved authors, such as Shane Jones, Steve Almond, Kate Bernheimer, Joyelle McSweeney, Ben Mirov, etc. etc.–this is a fabulous project).
Also check out Shome’s chapbook I Am Here and You Are Gone (Outside Writer’s Press, 2010), which I am eagerly awaiting in the mail. If a title alone can break my heart, it usually bodes very well for what’s inside.
Come see me this weekend at Elliott Bay! This bookstore is so, so beautiful. Photos of its interior are like porn for bibliophiles. Case in point here: