How are you?
I hope this finds your late spring going well. It's feeling like summer already in Madison, up in the 90s so far.
I've been doing a lot of work lately on various writing assignments. I don't have all that much to show for it, but here's what I got:
Bee poems in The Offending Adam.
Review of my recent insomnia in 300 Reviews.
A review I wrote about Matthew Henriksen's wonderful Ordinary Sun for Tarpaulin Sky.
My interview for the Rumpus with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.
And a whole boatload of interviews up at my new music site, Euterpe's Notebook. You'll find interviews with Hauschka, Psychedelic Horseshit, The Feelies, Milk Maid, Rasputina, Mia Doi Todd, the Lonely Forest, and many more. Johann Johannsson, Clem Snide, One AM Radio, and more to come soon.
...and in some more dour-but-hopeful news, I'm still involved in helping out those affected by the April tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL, where I lived for three years during graduate school. The Red Cross and many other organizations are still accepting donations for the cause. The Offending Adam put together a week's worth of Tuscaloosa writers for an early May issue. My work is on Monday's post, but there is fine writing from throughout the week. In a similar vein, my classmate Brian Oliu assembled Tuscaloosa Runs This, a free e-book comprised of writers with Tuscaloosa connections, myself included. You can read the book free, but you can also make a donation to go to tornado relief. The book is an incredibly moving read, especially for the pieces by those who were there during the storm. Check it out and give as you are able.
As always, thanks for reading, and take care!