Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Lately (Late July 2020)

The screenshots below are from the evening of Friday, July 24th. You can view the images in a larger size if you click on them. I was peeking at my book on different retail sites online.

I peeked again the next day. (Saturday, July 25th in the afternoon.)

I stopped peeking after that. I don't want to be obsessive. I am glad that presales have started.

Some copies of the book arrived, even though the official release date isn't until September 15th. I wasn't expecting to see Without: Body, Name, Country until August, at the earliest, especially because of the pandemic. Vine Leaves Press made the production schedule before the pandemic and it hasn't been delayed at all. I'm really happy about the book.

I feel like I'm in a daze. Three books. Two nephews. A pandemic. Being severely immunocompromised during a pandemic. 

I'm shocked by the number of deaths. Shocked by people who don't take it seriously. Upset that millions of people could be evicted. Upset about the extreme cruelty of the GOP. I feel sick about what the United States has become.

While trying to write this post, I keep finding myself staring off into space. I listen to the sound of a box fan as if it will tell me the right thing to say.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020

New Book Available for Pre-Order & New Poems Out

You can now order Without: Body, Name, Country! The book and the eBook can be ordered from various places (IndieBound, Amazon, iBooks, etc.). You can read more about the book here and here. I'm excited.

I have new poems published in Mayday Magazine which you can read online. Mayday Magazine, which is published by New American Press, accepted these poems a long time ago and then their site was under a redesign before the poems were published. I think I wrote "Instagram Envy" in 2017. "Sasha Velour as Joan of Arc" was written either toward the very end of 2016 or very early in 2017. Similar versions of these poems are in the new book. 

I'm currently catching up on the new season of You Must Remember This. The podcast's current season is "Polly Platt, The Invisible Woman." I finished the fourth episode last night. When I'm all caught up, I think I'm going to read Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh.

I took a break from baking. Then this happened...

I feel like I'm forgetting something. Lately, I feel like that a lot. I think it might be my brain trying to constantly remind me that there is a pandemic and I'm immunocompromised. As if I could forget.