Monday, March 26, 2007


The 2007 Publishing Triangle Award Finalists include these in poetry:

The Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Robin Becker, The Domain of Perfect Affection (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Kate Lynn Hibbard, Sleeping Upside Down (Silverfish Review Press)
Jennifer Rose, Hometown for an Hour (Ohio University Press)

The Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry
Justin Chin, Gutted (Manic D Press)
Jim Elledge, A History of My Tattoo (Stonewall)
Greg Hewett, The Eros Conspiracy (Coffee House Press)

This bit of amusement from Overheard in the Office:

Homeless guy #1: Damn! I just got kicked out of the library! Damn!
Homeless guy #2: What did you do, man?
Homeless guy #1: I don't know. I don't know.
Homeless guy #2: Aren't you drunk?
Homeless guy #1: Well, yeah. Also, I might have been looking at dirty pictures on the computer.
Homeless guy #2: Aw, that's not so bad.
Homeless guy #1: And they said that I was being disrespectful to the librarians.
Homeless guy #2, freaking out: No way, man! You can never, never disrespect the librarians! Always respect librarians! What were you thinking? Are you an idiot?

Outside Boulder Public Library
Boulder, Colorado

Overheard by: Librarian on break

And this for all ye former Englyshe majors, reprinted here by permission of the poet, because it's that time of year:

Spring Break Special
Breast Augmentation, $3,950.00

Spring Break is icumen in
Lhunde sing swimsu
Sliceth knife and passeth coin
And Springeth the breaste nu

--Antonia Matthew
published in Celebrating Seventy, ed. by Jenny Kander (Lexington, KY: Wind, 2003)

Special Bonus Amusement
for anyone within driving distance of Bloomington:

Louise Glück will be reading on Wednesday at 5 pm in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.


Garbo said...

Yay! I love that Tonia and her poetry!

Just saw the new Pink video on the LOGO channel, where she's covered with cosmetic-surgery pencil lines. I kind of want to show it to my daughter but it's a teeny bit too naughty.

jenni said...

Oh im soooo envious over the Gluck reading. I almost decided to drive there--until I realized it was 12 HOURS. LOL. You better go and write about it! Also the library skit was hilarious.

Anne said...

Garbo: I love Pink. I like naughty though. :)

Jenni: I'll blog about it for sure!