While I confess that I haven't been writing nearly as much as I want to and ought to, I have had the pleasure in taking part in two Spoken Word Namibia events. It's no Inescapable Rhythms, but there's a really solid bunch of talented and dedicated writers. What's more, since they are all into performing rather than reading, I was inspired to memorize my first piece. You can watch my performance of "Notes to a Young Poet" (which appeared in H_NGM_N) here: http://youtu.be/AEqldLqQ7kM More recently, I wrote a poem specifically for World AIDS Day which you might watch here: http://youtu.be/uwn4zDP-Nf4. Since you really don't want to do that other thing (clean the fridge/pay bills/paint your toenails), you might as well go ahead and read my blog a little bit at: http://africacoolne.wordpress.com/ I've been very, very bad about keeping it updated, but I certainly will add something soon! xo
1) "WHEN IN JAMAICA" is up at Open Letters Monthly. So happy. Read it here: http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/when-in-jamaica/
2) I discovered last night that "FOX," which recently appeared in MUZZLE, is the Web Weekly Feature at Verse Daily. Check it out: http://www.versedaily.org/webmonthly.shtml
3) And, oh yeah, I'm moving to Africa. I'll be teaching at the Windhoek International School: http://www.wis.edu.na/ I'll be keeping a blog and'll get a link up to that soon. Woot!
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And more great news:
Please check out the new issue of this phenomonal online journal (podcasts, too!) and not just because it features yours truly. A River & Sound Review was founded by a hilarious and wonderful PLU alum: Jay Bates. There's a secret compartment in my heart for Jay, RSR, and all the staff. Love.
I'm one of the new poetry readers for Drunken Boat, an online journal I've respected for quite some time. Please check out the site and consider submitting your work.