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I Choose to Eat and Sleep November 26, 2014: It’s Wednesday night at 11:39pm (change to: 12:38 am on Thursday as I go back to the top of the page to edit), and my month as a Harriet blogger is threatening to end very soon. It’s funny, [...] by

Feel Free Not to Read This November 13, 2014: Reminiscing a little about the first time I gave a reading at UCSD, in the New Writing Series. UCSD is where I was an undergraduate student in Literature/Writing and Music Composition, and the New [...] by

This Is Not a Book Review November 7, 2014: Wild Grass on the Riverbank (Action Books, 2015) by Hiromi Ito is the newest book of translation by Jeffrey Angles, following his previous translation of Ito’s work, a collection of poems published [...] by

Getting Plants to Write Poems October 31, 2014: This will be my final post about the compromised body. It is becoming more prevalent for plants to make music. Here, the sound artist Mileese takes the electrical impulses (or “micro-voltages”) [...] by

Open Press October 27, 2014: I am going to talk about Open Press, a two-day literary festival that took place in Los Angeles this past October 11 & 12. Let me be clear: in no way do I speak on behalf of any Los Angeles [...] by

If We Are Ever October 20, 2014: I will start with two quotations from the book After-Cave, written by Michelle Detorie and recently published by Ahsahta Press. The first quotation: “Time is with the animal. It has a politics.” [...] by

Leaving the World Alone October 2, 2014: I am going to be devoting my blog posts this month to a central idea: bodies whose sensory capacities have been compromised, and how literatures can engage, represent, or transform these states of [...] by

Let’s Talk About the Midnight Ramble September 29, 2014: As a participant to Furious Flower Poetry Conference at James Madison University, I had to read my poetry (easy to do, sort of) and be interviewed. Well, reading along with poets I deeply admire and [...] by

La Vida Poetica: aka Can You Community? September 22, 2014: Last week I went to a celebration for the life of Maya Angelou. On Friday, September 19, I went to a birthday celebration for Sonia Sanchez. My mother, may she be happy in heaven, always said give [...] by

Hanging with the Big Girls in My Traveling Shoes September 16, 2014: Last year when I was invited to receive an award from the Black Students Association at Rhodes College as part of my 40th College Reunion, I was freaked out. I had a few weeks earlier been to [...] by