"Our third issue: An experiment in beauty. You are the hypothesis. With comics/illustration by Eleanor Davis.
Tricia Asklar J. P. Dancing Bear Wes Benson Jeffrey Bernoth Blake Butler Kim Chinquee Tom Christopher Charlie Clark Rob Cook Dana Curtis Eleanor Davis John Ebersole Paul Fattaruso Ryan Flaherty Rachel Contreni Flynn Rebecca Gopoian Derek Henderson Nathan Hoks Alta Ifland L. S. Klatt Ricardo Alberto Maldonado Susie Meserve Erika Meyers Eric Nelson Simon Perchik Jennifer Pieroni Niina Pollari Pedro Ponce Ed Schelb Sarah J. Sloat Wayne Sullins Jason Tandon Russell Thorburn Carl Tillona Debbie Yee"
If I am the hypothesis, the hypothesis can't wait to see the issue because s/he thinks it looks killer.
I am also looking forward to BC's Borrowed House, which I ordered a couple of days ago from Greying Ghost Press. Based on the sexy/spooky sample poem it should be a scintillating read; expect verification on this topic once the proof is in front of me. I love poetry, and I really love getting mail. This combines two of my favorite things.
The next installment of Bushwick Reading Series will feature four readers -- Matt Carney, Marc Jaffee, Aaron Short, and At-Large's very own acid-tongued fictionary Rohin Guha. The reading takes place on Valentine's Day. In Finland, the date marks the annual "Friends' Day," and when celebrating Friends' Day, you're supposed to just remind your friends you appreciate them and like them a lot. Consider this reading a celebration of said holiday, and consider the fact that I'm hosting it to mean that I like you a lot.
And one more thing. There's a very nice cat in the room with me! Garrett and I are house-sitting and cat-watching for the next few days. There's regular internet, the Chinese food around the corner is pretty good, and the cat that lives here isn't provoking any kind of disturbing reaction from me. He's actually really cute and friendly and not an annoying, destructive, selfish jerk like many cats. This morning when I was catching up on my e-mails, he came and curled up on me. Aww. I'm blogging about other people's cats. Oh well, it wouldn't be the first time I threaten to and/or actually blog about someone else's animal... right?