Still waiting—meanwhile…

I am still waiting with bated breath (O! the anticipation!) for the poem I submitted to the CDC Poetry Project to be posted. In the meantime, The Seattle Star has published my Jean Cocteau poem:… (3 January 2018)

Three poems in response to calliope/troll/raspberry

So, I went to an Xmas party yesterday held by one of the groups whose readings I regularly participate in. The main activity was a friendly competition, in which we each got three words to incorporate into a poem that we would then read. My words were calliope, troll, and raspberry. Ugh! I had to look up calliope, as [...]

ART 53, day 12

(I changed the title of this series of posts—finally!—because Working on the new book sounds really lame. Anyway…) Today, I began raiding a past project for some layout ideas. From July 2009 through June 2010, I worked on creating one new layout for each day. For the most part, I succeeded (though there were a [...]

Working on the new book, day 11

I’m up late. By the time I post this, it will be a few minutes past 1:30 in the a.m. At the last minute, I decided to skip the poetry reading I would normally have gone to; instead, I resumed looking at photos—this time my iPhoto library covering 2011–2015. Instead of going through the photos [...]

Working on the new book, day 10

Despite getting some decent catch-up sleep last night, I did not feel like going through a bunch of photos several times over today, so I opted instead to copy the rest of the poems to the InDesign documents I set up a little while back. I did very little as far as actual layout is [...]

Working on the new book, days 8 & 9

While waiting for answers to a couple of questions on the copy-editing assignment I am mostly finished with, I resumed new book stuff. Day 8, a couple of days ago, it was back to the iPhoto stuff. I wasn’t particularly in the mood, but I don’t want to let things sit any longer than I [...]

Working on the new book, days 6 & 7

Wandering through iPhoto land now—approximately 12,000 images covering 2006 through 2010, with a few scans of photos from the 1970s and 1980s. There was a slight hiccup to deal with first: i.e., accessing my old iPhoto libraries. The more photos you import into iPhoto, the more unwieldy it gets. So five years ago, I saved [...]