More stuff from my writerly life:
- I have two newish poems in the latest issue of H_NGM_N. I haven't read the full issue yet but I'm going to, like, tonight. Lots of good poets.
- Rauan Klassnik interviewed Justin Marks about the po-po. By which I mean poetry. HINT!: He talks a little about Birds, LLC, a significant thing, to me.
- I'm reading Mrs. Bridge. I like it a lot. It has a very good first sentence: "Her first name was India--she was never able to get used to it."
Pretty fucked up, huh? Now why would anyone think to put those foodstuffs together in a single dish and serve it to unsuspecting gentlefolk? Because they wouldn't be unsuspecting. Apparently it's a staple at Midwestern potlucks; it belongs there right alongside the tater tot hotdish.
Last night we were googling for references to/images of this unnerving phenomenon and found a small-town community blogger from Wisconsin whose bio begins, "I'm an Ultra-Conservative Alpha Male." Who self-identifies with adjectives like that?! The Internet is hilarious.