Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Two Weeks

Linebreak's Two Weeks anthology just went on sale, and if you go buy it you will own my poem "The Hunt for a Newborn Gary" which is about the phenomenon of gary-extinction. When was the last time you saw a young gary in the wild? A little baby gary, fat and sleek and black-eyed? The answer is never because they are dying out. Sorry if your name is Gary but guess what I bet it isn't!

You can also hear me doing SUCH A BAD JOB of reading "Poem for Lu Chi" by Matthew Zapruder. Poor Matthew Zapruder -- first I draw him a horse with boobs and now this. I still have my cough so in order to be able to read smoothly I had to take this giant dose of Children's Robitussin just before and I was FLYING. Go listen; you can totally tell.

Also "e-readers" are just lumps of calculator metal to me so I haven't even seen it yet; I don't even know who's reading my poem. WHO DO YOU THINK IS READING IT. Hey, if you guess correctly in the comments I will give you the word Award!

ETA: The cover photo depicts two ghosts masturbating each other in a hallway. GET THIS GEM

EETA: Awww, Matthew Henriksen reads my poem! It can't have been easy to basically just repeat the word "Gary" for three minutes and make it sound interesting so good job to this wizard boy.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cosmos still tell me Bob Hicok

Patricia Lockwood said...

WRONG

Sandy Longhorn said...

Hey, my dad's name is Gary! Love the poem. Matt does a great job with it, too.

Your reading is wonderful and dreamy.

Patricia Lockwood said...

Dreamy! That would be the Robitussin. And be sure and apologize to your poor father for me; I impugn all Garys with one blow

I thought your own reading sounded sweet -- as soon as you started talking I nodded my head with satisfaction and thought, "That is just what Sandy Longhorn ought to sound like!"

Sandy Longhorn said...

Oh, Tricia, glad I matched the voice in your head!

Patricia Lockwood said...

Also it was so cool to see a poem in the anthology that you had actually talked about drafting on your blog; I love to get a glimpse of behind the scenes

Sandy Longhorn said...

So glad you remembered, Tricia. I meant to link to the drafting notes, but it's been crazed around here. Sigh.

beth coyote said...

OMG, Gary is a dying name. People are naming their kids Titus and King and Thoroughbred. I know. I'm a midwife. I have to make out the birth certificates.

Anonymous said...

in love wit

Whimsy said...

You did a LOVELY job with Zapruder, dear, a reading filled with music and mischief.

I'd definitely pick you to read mine. No Gary need apply.

Anonymous said...

T.R. Hummer's reading was incred, tho

Patricia Lockwood said...

Oh beth I hope you are collecting the best ones for my future use

"in love wit," best comment of all time

T.R. Hummer's reading was the best BY FAR, I love him now

Patricia Lockwood said...

I said "best" in every single line of that and now I am ashamed

theotheradamford said...

just read the gary poem. loved it. the wigglies particularly.

but what about gary busey?

Patricia Lockwood said...

He are Old, he proves my thesis

theotheradamford said...

you would love his twitter:
http://twitter.com/THEGaryBusey

quote:

"Whereas cows at a distance look like short legged dogs. And that's the only difference between horses and cows."