28 July 2008
gun, hate crime, news, politics, right-wing
ganked from :
Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter’s reading list
Police found right-wing political books, brass knuckles, empty shotgun shell boxes and a handgun in the Powell home of a man who said he attacked a church in order to kill liberals “who are ruining the country,” court records show. Knoxville police Sunday evening searched the Levy Drive home of Jim David Adkisson after he allegedly entered the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and killed two people and wounded six others during the presentation of a children’s musical. Knoxville Police Department Officer Steve Still requested the search warrant after interviewing Adkisson. who was subdued by several church members after firing three rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun into the congregation. More
28 July 2008
book of the moon, chapbooks, earth meeting sky, feature, flood stage, got poetry live, performance, poetry
It gets better! No only do you get a chance to buy Earth Meeting Sky hot off the copiers tomorrow, but you’ll also have a chance to buy A Book of the Moon, a collection of the first two years of moon sonnets from the epic Book of Feasts cycle that I’ve been working on, on and off, for the last three years of first-drafting, and four years of editing!
Plus, you’ll also have a chance to purchase nearly the entire Andrew Watt oeuvre, in the form of the verse-play Argonautica, the original collection of sonnets Fame’s Younger Sister, and the Percival canto of the Arthurian epic.
I may even (as a rare treat), have a chapbook of the more or less complete manuscript of Death of Atlantis if your insomnia is really bad.
Come to FLOOD STAGE tonight, at Victoria Station Café in Putnam, CT, and I hope to see you in Providence, RI tomorrow for Got Poetry Live at Reflections Café on Wickenden Street!
28 July 2008
chapbooks, earth meeting sky, feature, poetry
I haven’t put out a chapbook in a long time, but it looks like tomorrow will be the night! Earth Meeting Sky will be on sale tomorrow night (assuming Kinko’s/Staples/wherever doesn’t screw up), although I don’t yet know the price of the book. It’s got an awesome set-list in it of old standbys and a few of my new favorites, and a couple of rockin’ photos by (I said you gave permission, sweetie, is that ok?).
There are six or seven of my Fire Circle chant-texts in the book, and nine poems:
Bacchus & the Pirates
Sonnet on the Madonna
Second Baptism (completely revised!)
Death in D.C.
Lament for those lost to Ocean (part of the Orien cycle)
The Knitting Lesson
Locally Grown (completely revised for this edition!)
None of them has ever appeared on the printed page before that I can recall, and I happen to think it’s all very solid work. I also plan on trying to put together a chapbook of one year of the moon sonnet cycle, and I think that has the potential to be a huge hit, but I’m not sure I can finish it by tomorrow. It’s a big project; I wish I had some piece of software or some such that would help with the layout. Argh.
So come see my feature at Reflections Café tomorrow, come buy the new book (I hope!) and share some of your own poetry about myths and myth-making during the open mic.
ALSO, if you haven’t ever shown your face at FLOOD STAGE, the poetry reading on 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at Victoria Station Café in Putnam, CT, come on down! The reading starts at 7:30-ish, and usually finishes between 9:00 and 9:30.
28 July 2008
art, feature, flood stage, got poetry live, performances, poetry
Tonight, come out to Putnam, CT for FLOOD STAGE, an open reading from 7:30pm to 9:30 at The Victoria Station Café.
Tomorrow, come see me perform at Got Poetry Live, at Reflections Café on Wickenden Street in Providence, RI. Open mic starts at 7:00-ish with signups, and I’ll be performing before a live audience and a video camera for some local-access television show. It should be a lot of fun.
It also looks like I’ll be releasing a chapbook of some kind tomorrow, as well. I hope.