Book Orders Are Due! OMG!

I can't believe it. Four weeks into the new quarter, and I have to turn in book orders for my classes next quarter. Holy cats.

Remember how I was going to teach that groovy ekphrastic writing class? ZZZZZZZZZT! Nope. Because someone's already teaching such a class this quarter and if I want people to graduate, I can't teach the same class.

So it looks like I'll be going back to the tried and true short prose/prose poem course. Ah well. Someday I'll teach an ekphrastic poetry class.


A bunch of books came in the mail over the past two days--I got copies of the new Mississippi Review Poetry Series books as well as several chapbooks from Son Volt fan.

Fun times! And these are coming just before AWP, when I spend all my money on books and food!


Speaking of AWP, I'm staying at the Hyatt. I'm worried about this. Generally I try to avoid the conference hotel. It's too hard to hide at the conference hotel.


I posted on my twitter account about blog tours. I know Shaindel ran a pretty extensive one to promote A Brief History of Time.

I'm not sure this is the right thing for me to do, but it might be the necessary thing to do, once the new baby gets here.


Tax time.


Yeah, it's a video game trailer. But I played the first Mass Effect and I was hooked for months. Will I get this game? Probably. Will I get to play the game? Very little.

Oliver de la Paz