March 27, 2010

new NOÖ & Octopus !!

Two smashing journals (NOÖ & Octopus) recently came out with new issues. I feel tremendously happy to have poems in Octopus, and a review of P&HPH in both. 

This is a good feeling. It is a good feeling to be in such tremendous company.

The writing in both magazines is ultra swoon-worthy. You would be a wiser fellow or lady for reading both publications, and carefully.




March 23, 2010


Things that are rare:

A double-yolked egg! I could not eat it. But folklore is mostly on my
side, in terms of good vs. bad luck here.

And more rare, a blue copy of The Difficult Farm, which Heather Christle is awarding to a lucky person who can make an neat video, while dizzy. This is a video challenge with the possibility of a rare
gift -- you should meet this challenge.

Here is Heather's hand with the books. Look, the blue one could be yours!

Here are the contest rules:

1. Have access to a video recording device.
2. Turn it on.
3. Record a person getting very dizzy and then attempting to perform some kind of task. Or record a MISTAKE. A MEDIUM one.
4. Put it on YouTube or Vimeo and send a link to
5. Wait for finalists to be posted on Heather's blog.
6. Tell your friends to vote for your video.
7. Win all or most of the votes.

Heather's blog has more info. 

Do it to it.

March 16, 2010

A New Week

Natalie Lyalin Week on HTML Giant is fin. It was truly lovely, and it could not have happened without Amy McDaniel, Blake Butler, Nathaniel Otting, Mike Young, Seth Landman, and Seth Parker.

Also, the lovely Gina Myers and Reb Livingston did P&HPH giveaways on their blogs. We have
winners, and more winners to announce.

A Mystery In Common did a special giveaway that included their t-shirts and copies of P&HPH.

Amazing people doing kind things.

All this loveliness for P&HPH is being nicely anchored by my continued efforts with Moby Dick. I'm finally past page 500 (of The Modern Library Classics edition) which is a triumph. Triumph! 

heart is from here

March 8, 2010

Natalie Lyalin Week on HTML Giant

This week at HTML Giant is Natalie Lyalin Week. The Giant has some fun things in store, so you
should check it daily.

Today's feature is an interview where Amy McDaniel asks me questions and I give very long answers. Hopefully people will actually read them.

Some of the many fun things this week brings about are three serious giveaways happening in honor of the HTML event.

Here they are:

1. Leave a comment on Gina Myers' blog, A Sad Day for Sad Birds, and you have a chance to win the entire Coconut Books catalog.

2. Leave a comment on Reb Livingston's blog and you have another chance to with the entire Coconut Books catalog.

3. Leave a comment on A Mystery In Common's blog and three of your will have the chance to win a copy of Pink & Hot Pink Habitat AND one of AMIC's organic hand-printed cotton t-shirts.

The Coconut Books Catalog is:

Natalie Lyalin's Pink & Hot Pink Habitat
Gina Myers's A Model Year
Jen Tynes's Heron/Girlfriend
Sueyeun Juliette Lee's That Gorgeous Feeling
Reb Livingston's Your Ten Favorite Words

Many ways to get P&HPH into your hands. Woot!

March 6, 2010


Sueyeun Juliette Lee's Underground National is out from Factory School. A super exciting new book from a gorgeously brilliant writer. !!!!!!.