What Poets Do

Via Drew Myron: It’s pretty well-known that writers are their own worst critics. I’m no exception. I might have just a touch of type-A personality traits. I might be just a smidge overambitious. I might have a slight tendency to set overly ambitious goals. And I might possibly be too hard on myself when I don’t meet them. Plus all that […]

Words Matter

Last night, the above joke appeared on my Google+ stream. At one point, a woman made a comment about how the “how can u” people didn’t do “any meaningful work.” Since I had insomnia anyway, I pointed out the classist assumptions in her statement. Education (both grammatical and sexual) and employment  are both associated with poverty […]

I’m Ephemeral!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of poetry chapbooks — small collections, cheap enough that you can buy a bunch at a time and discover something new. That’s one of the reasons I also enjoy zines. They’re an easy, inexpensive way to discover someone or something new. I’ve never made one of my […]

Farmers’ Market Report: The Triangle

I love farmers’ markets, but despite the plethora of them in Austin, I admit I’m a lazy about getting out to them. With all of the HEB locations, opened way more hours, I end up choosing convenience over awesome, sustainable, always-local food. My friend Amanda just moved to Austin, and texted me on Monday asking […]

Weekend Adventures: Deep Eddy

(Note: In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve changed the focus of my Weekend Adventures posts. Rather than giving a rundown of everything I did, I’m focusing on one or two specific places I visited. They might be new, or they might be a revisit to somewhere I love, but right now I’m more interested in […]