Archive | March, 2007
My contribution to the Revolting Sofa blog has just been posted. The Revolting Sofa blog juxtaposes text inspired by photos of hideous sofas discovered on Craigslist. James, the instigator of this online log of grotesques, sent this note to me: “Let the piece resonate with the photo, rather than referring directly to what the viewer can already see in the photo.” Here is my contribution, and here is the ongoing catalogue of yesterday’s fashionable settee alongside current text.
After several years of lamenting slow death throes of book coverage in The Stranger and thinking the day’s of Matthew Stadler’s and Traci Vogel’s books section would remain locked in nostalgia, memories of a time when I had to write “19” before the year, this week sees what I hope is a prolonged move toward making the best of two tabloid sized pages. Christopher Frizzelle’s book column this week was actually a close approximation of a thee dot column with news. Hey, Clear Cut Press isn’t dead. That’s good news. Miranda July is coming to Seattle. There were four very short reviews and a one longer (but small) review. After years of starvation in alt-press books coverage in Seattle this seems like a feast. I’m actually looking forward to next weeks issue already.
The Jack Straw Writers blog has just posted the list of 2007 Jack Straw writers:
Laurie Blauner (Seattle)
Anna Maria Hong (Seattle)
Susan Landgraf (Auburn, WA)
Doug Nufer (Seattle)
Charles Potts (Walla Walla, WA)
Howard Robertson (Eugene, OR)
Willie Smith (Seattle)
Cheryl Strayed (Portland, OR)
Molly Tenenbaum (Seattle)
Kathryn Trueblood (Bellingham, WA)
Corrina Wycoff (Seattle)
Vis-�-Vis Society: Sierra Nelson and Rachel Kessler (Seattle)
They will read this spring in May (May 17, 24, 31), appear in the Volume 11 of the Jack Straw Anthology. These events will include music. Dennis Driscoll is playing! They will also include these excellent writers. Check out Jack Straw for more info.
7:30 pm, Wednesday March 14th at The McLeod Residence, a Belltown
gallery located at 2209 2nd Ave. in Seattle.
There will be snacks, wine, books for sale, live music by Tom Albers,
and poetry and prose readings by: Lisa Albers, Curtis Bonney, Matt
Briggs, Daniel Comiskey, Diana George, Anna Maria Hong, Stacey Levine,
Melanie Noel, Doug Nufer, Trisha Ready, Deborah Woodard, and Corrina
My father recalls visiting his family — the Rooneys — in the 1960s and to buy store bought bread was still an event. I image it was difficult to control homemade bread. It is difficult now when even homemade bread is manufactured with a machine, so that what you are getting isnt homemade by their standards but instead a freshly made machine made bread.