Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Back in the Groove

The last several days have been a whirlwind of getting things done, with a heavy dose of fun thrown in.  Highlights have included Berlin-style ping pong tournaments, late night funk music in China Town, and nights at the theatre with awesome humans.  (There was also one fifteen-hour sleep-a-thon. Shhh.)

More importantly, though, I've started writing again. Thank goodness.  In addition to a new chapbook underway ("The Destruction Loop"), I've been working on a new short story.  You can check out an excerpt today at D.O.E. Finally, I have a book review (that I'm really stoked about) being published on Friday over at Switchback. (I'll post more info on that when the review goes up.) 

Other notable links for the week: 

My friend Michael has a beautiful and thought-provoking article up at Inside Scoop.

I stumbled upon more glorious steampunk fashion than you can shake a stick at.  Lady London really takes the cake.

HTML Giant did an excellent post about poetry students, the things they bring to the table, and how to handle common misconceptions about poetry with generative strength. 

Finally, I have a new favorite tumblr: My Nerd Boyfriend.  If you're into geek chic, you're about to spend hours cruising these fashionable dudes.  Personal favorites include Sir Ian McKellan and William Holden.

I hope you're all having a lovely week so far, Conceptual Receptionists!


Annika said...

I honestly think it's the lovely fall weather that re-sparks creativity/productivity! I not only started pulling out my camera but have actually started filling out the pile of grad school applications (that have been sitting on my desk for months hah)!

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

good stuff at getting back into the writing groove, lots of exciting stuff happening there.

envious about that sleepathon!

Bucho said...


i would love a copy of any chapbooks you may already have while impatiently awaiting the ones that have not been finished yet.

i'm not sayin nothin, i'm just sayin.