Day 245 of Project 365: Backstage

Day 245 of Project 365: Lunch & iPads & FunkyPlaid

Tonight, in the bed we insist
we must replace,
I wake from a dream of high school, all
high-tops and jean shorts and hairspray.
You are still storming the beach
or shopping for Harris tweed
or grasping an old lover’s hand.
A shift, eyes open, a sigh: we meet
backstage, half-dressed,
grinning lopsidedly at each other
as we shrug into new costumes.

Day 107 of Project 365: New Journal

I would like to give a shout-out to The Paperie for their excellent customer service and speedy, free delivery. My new Rhodia dot-grid A6 notebook arrived today, and I am happy to announce that it is even lovelier than I anticipated. The paper is creamy 90g/m² Clairefontaine, and takes fountain pen ink perfectly. And The Paperie gave me a 10% discount!

Day 107 of Project 365: New Journal

My dad sent a link the other day that contained a remarkable quote I wanted to share with you:

Poetry does not, with its meanings and messages, defeat trauma; it does not argue it away with its countervailing sense of purpose. Nothing so simple: Poetry works on a deeper level. Because it mobilizes such a concentration of devices, such an intensification of language via rhythm, syntax, image and metaphor, reading it, the best of it, can create another, very different kind of perpetual present, an awareness that can be as ongoing in the soul as the stop-time of trauma.

Now I am off to write in my new journal. It probably won’t be poetry, at least not today.

Call Heather Christle at (413) 570-3077

Call Heather Christle at (413) 570-3077

Poems read aloud over the phone, by the poet! Via HTML Giant:

On the occasion of the release of her second book of poems, The Trees The Trees, which just came out from Octopus, and is indeed mazelike, Heather Christle has secured a phone number that you can call her at, through which she will read to you a poem. This begins today and will continue through July 14th.

This is such a magnificent idea. I cannot wait to call.