I'm honored to be the Poet of the Month at The Inquisitive Eater, The New School's food mag. The first piece up is a love poem to my get-er-done man. They'll be posting other food/environmental poems, as well as an excerpt from the culinary memoir I've been working on (!) Thanks so much, Laura Cronk, for thinking of me!
Our weekend at the Mycelium Mysteries Women's Mushroom Retreat was MIND BLOWING. And not because we ate the magic kind. Thank you, Midwest Women's Herbal Conference, for cultivating this incredible network of goddesses, mycophiles, healers, teachers, and learners.
Below is the list of spices we used. I'll be posting my shitake soup recipes here soon!
Thank you for the deep, thoughtful read, Adam Sol. I've been a big fan of How A Poem Moves since the start of the project and am so honored to be included. It was indeed Typhoon Haiyan that's referred to in the poem. In an earlier draft, it was named. Except for the internal voices, the poem's a report of what I saw on TV while I was waiting for an allergy shot.
Check 'em owt! And check owt this lineup!
JENNIFER L. KNOX
F. DANIEL RZICZNEK
TERRELL JAMAL TERRY
JOANNA C. VALENTE
Thanks, Adam Clay, for running such a hot shop!
than finding a copy of American Poetry Review in the mailbox that has your name in the TOC is findinga copy of American Poetry Review with your name in the TOC AND your buddy, Ada Limón's, name on the cover! #grateful #honored
"This film poem was inspired by a trip to the dentist office after watching a documentary about New Zealand birds. As I sat there with the nitrous oxide mask on my face, I recalled the incredulity of the documentary’s speaker—“Can a bird really be that smart?” I laughed out loud. Of course, it can! My brain said, “That’s like asking if tits are smart.” The poem grew from there. I was inspired to turn it into a film by long-time friend and poet Nicole Santalucia's original artwork" which is all about animals with tits!
Hail, nitrous! Maybe NSFW if your work hates tits.
David Attenborough, this is for you.
Thanks, Nicole Santalucia, for all the tits.
Todd Burras of the Ames Trib gave us a great write-up, along with Story County COnservation's upcoming Birdapalooza event in April 1! Jess Lancial, thank you for creating such an amazing event!
My FIL came up with a great idea last night: Someone could make a website that counts the money we're spending on security for Dump's massive pinhead brood, his weekly trips to Smeara Lardo, and all the rest, in real time. Then we can also have a counter showing the $ Obama spent after being in office for the same amount of time. You could show how Dump blows through more of our cash in a weekend golf outing than the National Endowment for the Arts' entire annual budget, the wonderful people who brought us King Tut. You could have a little pop-up counter for your desktop, or make it into an app. I said, "I'll throw that out on soc med. Maybe someone will make it."
Here's a wonderful write-up about Iowa Bird of Mouth for the Iowa Arts Counci blog.
"The list of contributors includes writers of all levels, from a National Book Award nominee to preschoolers, from Iowa and beyond. Nobody has to sign their name, so it’s hard to tell who they are, but collectively, they’ve written some 'knockout' stuff every single month, Jennifer said."