Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is this thing on, etc.

I’ve been blogging for Ploughshares for almost three years, since 8/16/06. Actually, that’s within 10 days of when I met and started dating John. I’m still in love/happily cohabitating with John, but the pshares blog and I are soon to be splitzville. My friend Rob, Ploughshares’ managing editor, wants to put the blog on hiatus while the magazine migrates over to a new website. And lately I’ve come to realize that we “want different things,” so this seems like a good time to step down and start my own blog. (I’m going through a few other transitions too—new job, new apartment, ditching my car—might as well throw another transition on the fire.)

My characteristic self-involved bitching will continue here, but now I can expand the reach of it beyond the literary to other stuff that occupies my time, like food (cooking it, eating it), fashion (buying it, wearing it), science (pretending I know more about it), etc., and also generally get confessional and promotional about myself and my friends, without worrying about whether it serves Ploughshares and its readers, which it mostly won’t.

So if you liked me before … you probably know me and I assume it’s unconditional. Don’t be a stranger.

6 comments:

  1. This is the best news I've heard since November.

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  2. Can I perform "the stranger" on myself while reading this? Sam will spot me so I don't injur myself or anyone else, I promise.

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  3. wait...a poet AND writer? what the f' is THAT supposed to mean?!?!

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  4. "Writing" is basic. Poetry costs extra, big spender!

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  5. "Confessional and promotional about myself and my friends"? That is so weird. Well, the promotional part. To whom are you promoting?

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  6. It's a poet thing, dude, poetry thrives on self-promotion.

    I know, I know, "to what end?"

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