Why is it snowing in April? Why? To whom can I complain in the hopes of getting results?
Thanks to everyone who sent congrats and kind words about my book. I couldn't be happier about it!
So, guess what I'm reading? Bet you can't, so I'll tell you:
I'm on a fable jag, as I've been writing them (look out for a couple of examples in this summer's issues of A PUBLIC SPACE and JUBILAT), so I've been doing my homework, reading
GRIMMS'S FAIRY TALES
THE BOOK OF FABLES by W.S. Merwin (due out shortly from Copper Canyon--a reissue of two earlier books)
ITALIAN FOLKTALES edited and rewritten by Italo Calvino (this is really good--lots of kings and things getting cut open)
Then, of course, I'm working through many books of poems:
OTHERHOOD by Reginald Shepherd
THE NOVEL by Paul Hoover
SELECTED POEMS by Kenneth Koch (The American Poets Project Edition, just out)
TYRANOSAURUS REX AND THE COURDUROY KID by Simon Armitage (not liking it as much as I hoped I would)
Now it's stopped snowing, and only five minutes have passed....