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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

december bits

congrats to kevin gonzalez!
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kevin, you need a new author pic. like today. the pic you're using doesn't do justice to your ultra-feathered hair. let's see all of it. give us the farrah shot!
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there's a lot of handsome men at this starbucks. men in suits. men in hard hats. men in tight jeans.
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amen.
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love the cover of this upcoming book.
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there's a bee in my bonnet.
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i sent off to five first book contests this fall. the joy of waiting begins!
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a big thank you to the editors of beloit poetry journal for two things. one: for taking "variation on a theme by josé montoya," a code-switching poem that i wrote for bilingual readers, for chicanos, for citizens of the border. two: for carefully reading the poem and offering insightful comments and suggestions.
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does anyone have the address for josé montoya? i want to send him a copy of the journal when my homage to "el louie" is published.
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i need to buy a new scarf. oh oh.
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i've been having trouble placing my newer poems. poems with a lot of spanish in them. but i expected that. i'll keep sending them out.
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¡si, se puede!

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Yes, I am a married woman, but in what Starbucks are you hanging out??!! If it's one in our hometown, I wonder from where this influx of men came!!

Sorry I can't comment on the intellectual poetry stuff, but Starbucks is something I know!

Eduardo C. Corral said...

ha. the starbucks is located on florence, right by the old animal clinic and the circle k.

this starbucks is not far from the I-10 interstate. mabye these men are not locals, but then again: casa grande has grown a lot these past ten years. it's really a different place.

keep the handsome men coming, i say!

Tracy said...

I have been in that Starbucks a few times. Saw a bunch of farmers in Wranglers and white straw hats! We must have different tastes in men ;-)