Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two Posts in One day.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! somebody once said.  Maybe he was talking about today.

We had a great meeting with Sunstone Press and they are indeed going to publish Odes & Offerings, the book of both poems and images from the visuals artists.  Rod Lambert is on board and Sabrina Pratt from the Community Gallery and Santa Fe Arts Commission respectively. I am sort of jazzed and totally happy that the artists and poets will get a little longevity through print.   And you know, I am a bookish girl thanks to my late mother, the famous Beti, where it all began with Dr. Seuss and Robert Louis Stevenson.   Beti would be thrilled that my education led to something, besides raising chickens and veggies,  and becoming a grandmother, though she was called GG by her one "Great" as they call the third generation.

Then I was on Honey Harris' show.  She is delightful, I never met her before.  I was so psyched about getting there on time that I never mentioned the book.  But I did pretty well for seven minutes.  
Here it is:
Then I rushed back to the Palace Press and got a knock out poster for the reading, 
JUST WORDS AWAY, with Valerie Martinez and Arthus Sze on April 27, Friday at 6:00 at the auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum.

THEN... I went to the gallery and ran into Jessie White and had a good chat.  She liked the show very much and so will you. Artist Kuzana Ogg's friends Stephanie and Margaret were there and very lovely.  I want to just move a futon there and live in the gallery, but I fear that is a bit extreme.

Then I got invited to be the speaker for the Nava Elementary sixth grade "continuance."
I have never been invited to a continuance before and accepted with great solemnity.  
I feel so touched by this. 

See what I mean about when things are finishing up.  It's perfectly ecstatic. And WS Merwin tonight at the Lannan Foundation.  Do you think after meeting him last year I can call him WS?

May I repeat myself again---   

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!  
     ("Jabberwocky," just in case you didn't have Beti to read to you as a child.)


  1. I am chortling with joy!! See you tonight? We read WS Merwin in Creative Writing class, had an awesome haiku slam off, and wrote biographical poems after intense paired listening exercises, while two photographers from yearbook class, took some candids. To quote Frank O'Hara:


    Oh! Kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
    You really are beautiful? Pearls,
    harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
    the stuff they've always talked about
    still makes a poem a surprise!
    These things are with us every day
    even on beach heads and biers. They
    do have meaning. They're as strong as rocks.

    Michelle Holland

  2. Great news! So happy (Callooh! Callay!) for you and your beloved poets and artists!


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