November 26, 2008
Perhaps titled, You Get Told Things Every Day That Don’t Happen: Found Poetry of the Second Bush Era.
We’ve known about Donald Rumsfeld’s talent for accidental poetry for some time. And today, Andrew Sullivan points to Julian Gough’s introduction of Sarah Palin’s budding career, as Glough finds it exemplified by her work in “The Relevance of Africa”:
With that issue,
As we spoke
About Africa and some
Of the countries
There that were
Kind of the people succumbing
To the dictators
And the corruption
Of some collapsed governments
On the Continent,
Thankfully, also a nipped in the budding career.
November 24, 2008
October 1st: Looks like I’m on hiatus (Read: Must finish MFA thesis to become MFA)
October 9th: Do I stay or do I go now? Or: When a one year job can become a two year job, and you decide to say screw the economy and throw it all away to try to go to more graduate school!
October 20th: I. Am. 27. And vow never to complain about that again.
October 22nd: Defended!
October 27: Am exhausted.
November 1: Knock, knock, knocking on my neighbor’s doors
November 3: ahhhhhhh so scared
November 4: yes!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 4, 10 something pm CST: Oh, that acceptance speech was going so well until he misused the word “enormity.” Oh well, nobody’s perfect.
November 9: Mormons confuse me–some of them do, anyway
November 10: Manuscript margin drama
November 13: Binding fee receipt drama
November 15: More naked people in my library! And this time it’s 25 degrees out!
November 18: Mailed my manuscript!
November 19: Strep throat: not just for first graders anymore
November 23: Having blankets on your bed can make you so much warmer at night
…and that brings us up to the present, which I hope will mark a return to the blogosphere!