…I’ll write. Something. I’ve been really focused on studying this week; I finished two finals, and already have one mark in. I have one final left to write on Tuesday; the philosophy class about Hannah Arendt. I have one paper to revise and hand in for my honours thesis. I have some last minute shopping to do. (I like to wait until the last minute because there’s some sort of thrill in rushing–perhaps the adrenalin rush is what I crave–the thrill of simply making snap decisions). I have to finish cleaning the house, as I got sidetracked by studying, and I must wander the halls of the liquor store in search of free gifts (attached to the bottles of booze–I’m such a sucker for the “free” gifts–they make great stocking stuffers!) I must take a picture of the tree, as it looks pretty good this year; the tree is almost 9 feet and has its own santa-belly.
I’ve been reading (on the sly of course, because I’m supposed to be studying) Aberrant Lounges by kimmy beach, a wonderful little book, and on stealing lips by Lars Palm–which I’ve only skimmed so far. I read another good Martian Press chapbook this summer: acts of barbarity and vandalism by Daniel Tysdal.
I’m looking forward to visits from people I haven’t seen in a long time. I’m looking forward to reading the stacks of books I’ve accumulated this fall. I’m looking forward to standing under the crisp curtain of snow as I walk to the whitened-edge of the park. I’m looking forward to way the snow holds itself to the bottom of the boot, flings itself into my hair, warms itself next to the skin of my chin, my cheek, and my nose. I’m looking forward to the shortest day of the year, in hopes that each one from there-on-in will broaden and widen with wonder, and maybe a little less wind (for some people).
Good luck and enjoy the rush! I look forward to when you’re done. I’ve been trying not to bug you, but it’s hard.
Thanks B. Notice my lack of focus today as I saunter about the internet making blog comments.
Yes, I’ve noticed.
How would I get my hands on said chap books?
Just click on the Martian Press link and email Jonathan Ball.
Hi Tracey Hammon,
I have been trying to contact you about putting
some of your Poetry on my radio programme,
early in the New Year. It will be part of a
two or three 15 minuite programes on Canadian
Poetry. I have a weekly show on IRRS Shortwave,
broadcast from Italy @ 150 Kw. Covers Europe.
It is like Public Access Radio – no commercials, and
and I run it on a shoe-string. I came across
you through the Poets aloud web site.
I can use the mp3s there, if that is o.k. with you.
I have already downloaded them, just in case you are happy with that. My web site is above. It gives a
general idea of what I do. The lower power programmes (20 Kw) are an hour in length, but only the high
power is available at the moment.
Please let me know what you think, and I can start work on the programmes.
Hear from you soon, Christmas permitting.
Stephen. I hope to persuade another four of five poets
to be included.
Spelt your name wrong in the rush –
apologies Tracy Hamon.
The jig is up, everyone! scram!
Rhett: ha! (Although I don’t know why).
holy crikey! send that guy our way, tracinator!