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Thursday, July 29, 2010

How stuff happens

Many simultaneous things, the way I seem to work best.

My new book: I'm pretty sure about the title, but not quite ready to say yet. (I just want to live with it some more. I say it to myself while brushing my teeth, etc. Mental beta testing.)

Sections I and III are complete, if not quite final. II should be complete this weekend. Then next Friday we leave for vacation, during which I plan to finish section IV and give all four sections another typewriter polishing. I'll give it to my reader-editors when I get back on the 15th. Got a cover idea.

I owe everyone I love an email, at minimum.

I read from I and III last week at the Flarf deal (tho they're not technically all that flarfy). By the way, that was fun. Article in Comedy Beat.

I'm working extra this week, which is kind of a bummer since I'd rather do Jen's and my stuff. But weekend starts tonight at 6:00, whew! Her book is done, we're proofing and tweaking the design. I think I can order test copies before I go.

The tour now looks like this, for which you can lay blame on Jen and me hitting happy hour last week:

Pittsburgh 9/8: looking for something
Milwaukee 9/9: working on something
Minneapolis 9/10-11: working "
Chicago 9/12: working "
Champaign 9/13: booked
Muncie 9/14: booked
Nashville 9/15: booked
Atlanta 9/16: booked
Tallahassee 9/17: working "
(Open date) 9/18: thinking
Washington DC 9/19: booked
Baltimore 9/20: working "
Philadelphia 9/21: booked
Ewing 9/22: working "
NYC 9/23: attending Best American Poetry launch
Brooklyn 9/24: booked
NYC 9/25: booked (2 events, one for Pete, one for Jen)

Details on all will go on the Bloof events page real soon.

Oh, but first!

Wednesday, Aug 4 (next week)
Chloe Cooper Jones, James Yeh + me
Four Faced Liar
165 W 4th
6:30 PM


  1. what (?) no stop in kansas?how much will it take to distract y'all to lawrence????????

  2. Hi Jim. Right? We love Kansas, but are just going where the map and invitations cooperate. We might do another trip in the spring--more than might. Probably. Why not? My book is delayed so will be out then for sure, so that's a real good excuse. We can make some more music and stuff, in Robert & Chloe's living room, while people pee from the balcony above. I will never forget how sweet that was, even if it's all kinda blurry with drinks and laughter. Something about y'all in Kansas, ya know?


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