Sunday, June 25, 2006

I’ve been off this particular grid for a little while. Why? Well, I just got married. B and I were married last Saturday, June 17th. It was a lovely ceremony—Jewish with some poetry mixed in—and the party was completely overwhelming to me: dozens of friends and family members from all parts of my and B’s lives. It’s strange; in that situation, you have to kind of shift between the memories you share with each person or group of people. It’s like you’re climbing into a different brain, a different part of your past or present, at each table. Anyway, totally overwhelming, and exciting, and overwhelmingly touching.

But there was a lot of preparation to be done, obviously, which didn’t leave much time for blogging. But things are calming down now, so here I am.

What have I been reading…let’s see: tons of Robert Lowell. The letters alongside the poems and a biography. I can’t quite get over the way he was willing to portray himself as the monster he seems that it seems he was—I’m reading a biography, too, LOST PURITAN—well, and his ambition. It seems he set himself the goal of becoming the most important poet going, and he did. Anyway, I can’t say much about how I’m feeling about Lowell now. Suffice it to say, he’s what I’m reading.

I’ve sort of finished a big writing project, and I’m caught in that space after a big writing project of wanting to start something new and not quite being ready to start it yet. I can’t really write right now, and I’d like to. Plus, I just got married and feel rather distracted. So be it.

Dunno. More soon.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Hi all,

I have a new poem up at Guernica (, which you can read or listen to me reading.

I'm getting married on Saturday. Wow.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

So I haven’t posted anything in a long while, a fact about which I feel somewhat guilty. But there’s a reason—I’m getting married a week from today (to B of course), so there’s been a lot preoccupying me. That said, I don’t imagine I’ll have much to say until the wedding’s done.

I’m about to finish reading GREAT EXPECTATIONS, which has kept me going through many a train-ride of late.

Hope everyone’s well.