Sunday, June 27, 2010


Every week and a half or so, I remember that I haven't checked out Mark Baumer's "official #1 'I am walking across America' blog" for a while. Which is great, because it's amazing to have a week's worth of photographs and words describing his walk across the country. I think his blog might be my favorite use of blog technology.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I am sitting within Logan International Airport in beautiful Boston, MA. Yesterday in Northampton, Maurice Dubois saw me on the street and gave me three radishes he had grown. Today in the little convenience store by the bus station, there was a shopping cart full of FREE LOCAL ORGANIC PRODUCE. Northampton is awesome. It is my spiritual home. Now I will go back to Atlanta and I will sit in my apartment and write poems.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Above is a map of New York City created by Eric Fischer that defines the city in terms of who took photographs of it and posted them on Flickr. Red means tourists, blue means locals. Yellow means it was impossible to tell. See similar maps of different cities here.

Monday, June 7, 2010


This is a great short piece by Glenn Gould about recording, performance, and technology.

"I was making an unnecessarily rhetorical statement about the music, simply as a consequence of having attempted to project it in very spacious acoustic environments."

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Hello, I am here to let you know about a good deal. Fence Magazine is once again offering a year's subscription for whatever you want to pay for it (between 1 dollar and ???). Go here for the details. I am always excited to read the latest issue of Fence (we have a lifetime subscription). Even though there are usually plenty of pieces I don't fall in love with, reading Fence always provides me with some new ideas and discoveries. And it is possibly the only magazine where the poetry and fiction and non-fiction actually make sense together. THIS IS A GOOD DEAL!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


1. Flarfists use "Google Sculpting" as a collage tool. Flarkists will use our "Internet Brains."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


#1: The World Cup starts on June 11, which is also my sister's birthday!

#2: Heather Christle will be tweeting for the Poetry Foundation all month. Read what she says here.

#3: My poem "The Rapture" is in the "Summer Reading" edition of Tin House. I'm excited for you to read my poem at the beach! I believe it to be the only post-apocalyptic poem ever written that features former Seattle Supersonics great Detlef Schrempf (pictured above).