His poems aren’t polished, they say. She starts each reading by reciting her resume. It bores us all. Why does she keep coming around? He’s old. His poetry doesn’t wear well on the page. All her poems are about the same. Who else in this city numbers every poet’s flaws as if all people aren’t […]Read more "After the Reading, they Search for the Perfect Poet"
One of my favorite quotes is from Tina Fey as the fabulously disgruntled Liz Lemon. It’s the simple decree that “Everything is the worst.” As an oft-grumpy pessimist, this is a phrase that rings in my ears all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I laugh a lot, and I’m happy on a regular basis, […]Read more "I’m Just Fine, Thanks"