...that was an awkward pause so forget the graceful transition and here we go.
Happy Tally: This winter has been rich with inspiration from talented friends and loved ones doing wonderful work. Life the Griot, a documentary about social worker and poet Lemuel (aka "Life") LaRoche, was just released in Athens to an enthusiastic and sold-out crowd. Not only is Life's work with young people a testament to the goodness of doing good, his work was artfully depicted by the talented Matt DeGennaro of Surprisingly Professional Productions. Many who saw the film in Athens immediately brainstormed ways to get involved in the community. Can one man make a difference? Can art make a difference? Hide and watch, people.
I've had a few more poems find homes, which is always satisfying. The title poem of the book was just printed in The Chattahoochee Review's animal-themed issue. I look forward to digging into to the issue soon, but it's a good-looking thing to have on the desk until then.
Love Poems: I have been pulling some favorite love poems and lines from them on my Twitter account. Right now the selections are heavily canted toward love/lusty themes, but I hope to add many from the other varieties of love. I'd love to hear some of your favorites - in whatever vein or style - requited/unrequited/anti-love/familial/sexual/spiritual or even an ode to bologna.
Everybody loves something, even if it's just tortillas. - Trungpa Rinpoche