Friday, April 8, 2011

La Patasola Anthology

I found out this week that I am going to have two poems included in the East Coast edition of the first La Patasola Female Writers Anthology. One of them is them is my Natural Wonder poem and the other is one I haven't published yet. I am super excited about this thankful to Lisa Marie Basile, the wonderful and talented founder of Patasola Press, for including me. In addition to starting her own press this year Lisa is also the Editor-in-Chief of Caper Literary Journal, and a member of the Poetry Brothel. I'm not sure how she finds the time to do so many awesome things, but I'm grateful that we now have another press to showcase the work of emerging writers.

Also, did you know that Leigh Stein is writing a series of poems using dialogue from one of the greatest shows ever made? Well now you do, and you should read them immediately.

Also pt. 2, I just started reading Tina Fey's book yesterday and it is predictably great. So great that I have decided to set aside the other book I was reading about mass incarceration as a form of social control until I finish it. This is good for everyone in my life as I was getting to the point that I always do when reading books on social justice where I get so angry/frustrated about the issue at hand that I decide it's a good idea to read passages aloud to anyone who will indulge me. Instead of depressing statistics Bossypants is filled with hilarious puns, e.g.:

"Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was a salted."

There are probably people out there who would prefer hearing about how awful the prison industrial complex is to being told jokes like that, but those people are not, and never will be, my friends.

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