Sunday, April 08, 2007

It's snowing again

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
AESOPS FABLES
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....

1 comment:

Paul Sweeney said...

If you get the time try Calvino's The Non-Existent Knight, and The Barron of The Trees. Also, Herbert's, King of the Ants, Essays. Saying so, because I just enjoyed them so much.