Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Remark on Inspiration

I rely on ballet for inspiration for my writing.  A choreographer, Mark Morris, says of his work: “I’m not that interested in the big hard steps.  My work is difficult and virtuosic in a way that isn’t exploding in midair; that’s something I’m not wild about seeing.  I want a wider range of dancing…”

I totally agree with him except for the part about exploding in midair:  I am wild about that shit.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Zyzzyva -- Congratulations on 100th issue!

The gold standard of West Coast literature, Zyzzyva, is celebrating the release of its 100th issue.  I have the honor of a short story,  "Mornings Begin at Dawn," appearing in issue #49. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Outtakes from "Welcome Aboard the Anthropocene" (coming Memorial Day, 2014)


FLUENT GERMANY 

He so proud and show off
He can speak fluent Germany.


ALL THE GIRLS ARE BELGIUM?

Belgium speaks Germany as well?
 

THERE’S ONE FROM HELSINKI ON A FULBRIGHT

And another one from Lisbon.
 

ONE FROM BRAZIL, ONE FROM COLOMBIA

You no have nothing of food?

 
THE TAIWANESE GIRL

She’s here to learn American Sign Language.
She’s deaf. 
And she’s an excellent goalie.
 

THE INCONVENIENT

We are closing
Early today
Sorry for
The inconvenient.