- Feminist poetics makes a big fat splash at Delirious Hem, featuring critical writing from Esther Belin, Susan Briante, David Buuck, CAConrad, Michelle Detorie, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Tonya Foster & Evie Shockley, Rachel Levitsky, Joyelle McSweeney, Sina Queyras, Linda Russo, Sandra Simonds, Carmen Giménez Smith, Elizabeth Treadwell, Catherine Wagner, and Christine Wertheim.
- UpRightDown modestly describes itself as "a game," which asked of its players to all write pieces based on the same scenario:
THE PLOT: In a bistro in Paris a young woman (A) tells her three girlfriends (B, C, and D) about the affair she had with an American tourist, who returned home promising to write, and hasn’t. It’s been over two weeks; something must have happened to him. (She has just learned she is carrying his child, but she doesn’t tell her friends.) B tells her to call him; C to e-mail him; D to forget all about him. Enter a fat American couple; each of them has a different speech impediment. They order food. The man chokes. A performs the Heimlich maneuver on him, and saves his life.
The bait has been taken by poets, fiction writers, and other weirdos worth your while.
I had hoped to be at the reading in the city featuring Gabe Gudding, Kent Johnson, and Tawrin Baker this evening, but the lure of new fatherhood was too strong. Can you blame me?
A rather dramatically lit photo that Emily took. Clearly we have a future dancer or conductor on our hands....