Monday, 12 June 2006

One day, this time

When I should have been doing other things, I spent some of the time updating Blusterhead and, though there is much listed, each entry simply points to the fact that there is less listed than I would like to have. This site could take over my life. But there are poems to be written and various prose projects to be avoided.

Reading at Huskisson at the Promenade Cafe for breakfast last Sunday through the rain and the cold went well. Had the privilege of reading with Deb Evelyn, Alison Thompson, Jen Saunders and Colleen Duncan (who organised the event for See Change) and others.

While thinking about poetics, editing a ms - the sound of the shakuhachi in my budded ears - I want to go back to the autobiography of Cellini I have been reading. To be lazy on a winter's night. Nothing better.

1 comment:

Pelagian Poet said...

Is it truely Winter down under? It is hard to imagine what winter is like in the furnace that is California right now. Well, not as bad as the rest of the country, but the 80s and 90s seems pretty hot to me!

Thank you for your comment of appreciation, Chris. I too am a working poet. I've published in a number of literary magazines, but I find that I spread my ideas and gifts better when I read/recite to others in groups or face to face. My latest group reading was here: My latest face to face reading was in a swimming pool in Dayton, Ohio. Have words, will travel.

You have assembled an interesting poetry career, Chris. I like to see how different poets create a life for themselves, and yours seems very creative indeed. I'm still assembling my poet's life--what poet isn't--but right now, my project is to get a collection of poems published as a book. I'm not really sure how to do this, and the effort to do it seems overshadowed by actually writing and, well, making a living, playing with my kids and taking out the garbage. That sort of thing.

I liked your sample poems. "the general becomes" reminds me of the American political scene. So does "The Beekeeper." I love the sisterhood of "the unquiet city."

Thanks for all of them!