Saturday, August 22, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Big Week Ahead Edition

1. pedicures with one of my 3 favorite sisters-in-law (hi, Mooge!)
2. lunch with Nan (hi, Nan!)
3. lunch with Julie (hi, Julie!)
4. ignoring the impending syllabus work
5. denial

Friday, August 21, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy Friday Edition

1. finally getting some much-needed rain
2. the hopes that it will knock down the ragweed a bit
3. maybe not having it actually rain all damn weekend, though
4. wondering if it's a good day for people who like to go fishing
5. not actually caring about going fishing

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Two (Very Different) Interviews that Don't Suck

Hi all!

I've had two different--very different--interviews go up over the past few days, and thought I'd let you know. The first is at Donna Vorreyer's blog Put Words Together. Make Meaning. There, I fill in the blanks for some ridiculous questions. You may never look at waffle fries or Katy Perry the same way again.

And if you're into poetry, process, or monster movies, you might want to take a look at my interview at Nancy Chen Long. She asked really thoughtful, insightful questions about my chapbook Creature Feature, and I did my best to not sound like a douche while answering them. She also includes a zillion links--you could get lost in monster movie back story, if that's your thing. And why wouldn't it be?

Thanks to both Donna and Nancy for taking the time to talk to me!

Five Things that Don't Suck, Manuscript Assembly Edition

1. putting together a new manuscript
2. finding an order that might work
3. getting a draft you really like and then
4. waking up the next morning to find that your opening poem has been picked up
5. knowing how to make a table of contents in Word

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Wednesday Edition

1. thinking this morning that in 2 weeks I'll be back on campus and then realizing that I'm off campus on Wednesdays this semester
2. showers
3. keeping a schedule for getting caught up
4. having all the laundry clean*
5. that relaxed second glass of iced coffee

*and put away, people

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Anti-Procrastination Edition

1. just getting the errands DONE already
2. seriously. It's just the grocery store. Go.
3. having food options in the house
4. not having to go again for another week or so
5. spending the rest of the day doing whatever you want, I promise

Monday, August 17, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Poetry Fame Edition

1. This ridiculous interview at Donna Vorreyer's blog Put Words Together, Make Meaning
2. rallying the troops
3. settling in for a luxurious morning of reading manuscripts for Cider Press Review
4. poetry and poets and righteous indignation
5. having two more weeks of (almost) full-time poeting before I have to go back to campus*

*which I will also love, for the record

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck,

1. blueberry bread
2. especially when it's still warm
3. or reheated. That's good, too
4. making enough for 3 mornings
5. eating it for 3 mornings