On My Mind: 04.02.12

by Rachael on April 2, 2012

Mondays at The Variegated Life: links to some stuff I’ve liked …

the children's garden, 03.30.12

Happy April!

Egads! The video of my most recent reading at KGB Bar has been posted on YouTube. Go check it out. And while you’re there, do check out my colleague Lucinda Holt’s reading, too, from her strange and very funny story about (among other things) the distant future of reproductive technologies.

You can also read my poem “Housekeeping” at the Web site for the lit journal Rattle. I read this poem, among others, at KGB Bar a few years ago, and you can see a video of that reading on YouTube, too.

My husband, Brian, is participating with Chris Rusak in Source Material, a show at SKYDIVE Art Space in Houston in May. They’ve set up a Kickstarter project to fund the shipping of the art and Brian’s travel to Texas to install it. A pledge of as little as $20 gets you an original work from the artists. Check it out!

Leslie at Lights and Letters responded to my request for recommendations of Web sites or blogs featuring photography with an entire post. Here’s one treat I’ve found via her list: plum and magnolia blossoms at Superhero Journal. Flowers and branches! Just what I’ve been playing with on my own camera …

cherry blossoms, 03.30.12I was sorry to hear, via Amber Kinser (“Dr. Mama”), that poet Adrienne Rich died last week. In a tribute to Rich, Kinser beautifully summarizes her groundbreaking contribution to our thinking about mothering and feminism.

Blue Milk interviews Ina May Gaskin about her book Birth Matters, which I reviewed here in September. After my most recent experience giving birth, I need to revisit the conclusions I came to in that review. But first, of course, I need to actually finish writing that birth story….

And Seonaid, The Practical Dilettante, points out that some First World problems actually are problems.

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Lucy April 3, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Read “Housekeeping” and watched the YouTube video. Wow! Great stuff! And it was so nice to hear your voice, as well.

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mumsyjr April 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

It was very cool to see you reading on youtube. I thought your voice added an extra dimension to the poems. That’s not true of every poet that reads, and not all poems lend themselves well to be spoken. I enjoyed.

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Rachael April 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Thank you both! Perhaps one day I’ll actually watch the video myself! It took a while for me to get around to watching the first one, too.

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