Well, I'm not going to let two weeks go by without posting something, so here goes.
I'm currently waiting for the milk to cool. I'm worried this is going to be gross.
Now I'm breeding the cultures.
A couple of months ago I announced a forthcoming release with Ampersand Books. I said my story "Elbow-Cupping Miss Lovely" was to be published in Vol. 6. It is not. Look for it in Vol. 7, which should be out sometime later this year.
Incredible day today. Not going to blog about the weather, but it was about time, Chicago.
Thinking about this essay by Stravinsky, and why I keep writing "collections." I can't seem to find the essay online, but it's in "Poetics in Music in the Form of Six Lessons," Lesson 3.
"Will I then have to lose myself in this abyss of freedom? To what shall I cling in order to escape the dizziness that seizes me before the virtuality of this infinitude...I shall not succumb. I shall overcome my terror and shall be reassured by the thought that I have the seven notes of the scale and its chromatic intervals at my disposal, that strong and weak accents are within my reach, and that in all of these I possess solid and concrete elements which offer me a field of experience just as vast as the upsetting and dizzy infinitude that had just frightened me...I am always able to turn immediately to the concrete things that are here in question. I have no use for theoretic freedom. Let me have something finite, definite - matter that can lend itself to my operation only insofar as it is commensurate with my possibilities. And such matter presents itself to me together with its limitations. I must in turn impose mine upon it."
Finished the first revision of the new book today. Calling it In One Story until I can think of a title that sounds even remotely attractive. Check out the May Issue of PANK for an excerpt.
I also finished a new story today, tentatively titled "I Remove My Face, Fall in a Kind of Love and Buy a Dog." Walker made me do it.
Thanks for checking in, guys.
If you haven't already, stop by Spork Press and read three new stories by yours truly, then take a look around, so much great stuff to be found.
This picture makes me kind of sad, maybe you too, but click it for stories that will make you happy!
Spork's a great site. Make sure to spend some time looking through their archives. Lots and lots of good stuff to be found. At first glance: Amelia Gray, Michael K Meyers, Kristi Maxwell, Zachary Schomburg...and so so much more.
My good buddy Rebecca Elliott has two great poems up in the new Diagram. I had the great pleasure of hearing her read these aloud last weekend, with sound accompaniment by Nicholas Davis. If you're in the Chicago area, look these folks up. You won't be disappointed.