I've been slack on this space about updates, readings, situations, people. Rest assured much of those have happened, all of which tucked away in my journal, the writing of it as a stencil to thoughts to at leisure speak about later should anyone chat about it, so to be informed and to know the information firstly.
Didn't provide an OCT E t A l. review, and don't feel the need to - Tristen, Dan, Alex were the bee's knees. Made my month. Southern Festival of Books (astounding performances by Clay Matthews, Kristi Maxwell, Amy Wright, Bernt-Olav Andersson, Tiana Clark, Casey Rocheteau, Jeff Hardin, Sandra Meek, Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Kate Daniels) was last weekend, much notes, and this weekend was the Athens of The South festival with readings and art things - no notes, though, too much fun and festivity to be literary - the two have a dotted line for me in circumstances where free booze and food and bands are pervasive amid people speaking poetry.
The NOV E t A l. is going down soon, but Halloween is first. Here is the matter then - the seasonal events and occurrences take a firm hold of me, and poetry fits in where it can amidst it. Should be an incredible last of the season - as far as I know I've no DEC E t A l. set up yet, but odder things have happened than sneaking an Xmas event in there to smoke out the hidden ones.
Do please come out so we can sleaze around our political thoughts for their last hurrah before we concretize them into the form of choosing either of two screwups to be the leader of our nation for the next four years (until either of those two we choose gets impeached yowzah). NOV 5th // Destiny Birdsong, Nathan Spoon, & visiting poet Lindsay Turner (!). … And visuals for the evening by the incredible Tara Walters (!)
Also Mr. Robot, Rick & Morty, Breaking Bad - the visual has been my prism this season, the cost of which is the bickering periphery that does not allow one clean thoughts.