Thursday, September 2, 2010

people send me away

Welp, looks like my poetry workshop is going to be fun, too. I'm at work, so I can't unleash my scattered and uneducated opinions about modern poetry (lucky you), but those are on tap for a future posting. So are a few of my poems, if I deem them not-terrible enough to make public. You've been warned.

In the meantime, my short story "Trail of Sawdust" is up at 5923 Quarterly - the link is in my Published Works sidebar. And I have a new Banners of Death project to get excited about - a friend of mine over at Kent State wants me to publish an edited, abridged, and salacious version of her doctoral thesis once she's done with it. The world will soon discover just how many dirty jokes she and I can squeeze out of liquid crystal research. And yes, there will be illustrations. The idea of a literary physics text is just the sort of weirdness I like, and I think putting it together will be fun. A challenge, certainly, but fun. The sciences have a rich vocabulary that's added a lot to fiction. and literary writing in general, so I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of this.

All right, time to make the donuts.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

is it fall yet

There. Never let it be said that I can't be nice when I want to be.

So another semester has begun, which means more scintillating academic jabbering from me over the next few months. Most of it will come from my Tuesday class, best described as a lecture series on various ephemera of writing and publishing. Should be a good time, and the copyright and branding lectures are worth taking this class all by themselves, in my opinion. Once the class blog is set up, we'll all be writing responses to said lectures, and I may republish my entries here if time permits. They'd be topical enough for this blog, and it's an easy source of updates since, as I'm sure any remaining readers have noticed, I don't update unless I have something specific to impart. Facebook and Twitter can encourage us to broadcast every mundane occurrence in our lives all they want, but I'm not doing it - my thoughts are directionless enough when I'm trying to make a point, so God only knows what would happen if I started wasting everyone's time with what kind of sandwich I ate today or how I can't ever find hats that fit.

Luckily, I'm not that desperate to brand myself yet, so I'll end here and get to class, since I've got a bus to catch. More later.