In about two weeks Kyle and I will be off to New Jersey for the first stop on our 17-day tour.
Things are coming along smoothly at this point. Everything's confirmed, as you can see below. We know where we're staying now in almost every city. I find that folks are usually pretty generous in their housing of a few poor poets. I know I would do the same for others, so it's nice to see that happening for us.
A few other odds and ends to go (like figuring out how many books to bring with us), and then it's time to start making a list of everything we'll need. I'm still debating on whether or not I should get a netbook to try and blog and check email and everything. But that's just another thing that can get lost, damaged, or stolen. I'm sure I'll be able to check things enough, if not everyday. And I can always just take a regular notebook and pen, of course.
I finally turned the comments off for this blog. I clearly haven't been updating it very much lately, and even though I could just ignore the spammers, which is all I've been getting recently, it's easier just to turn them off.
If anyone needs or wants to get a hold of me, my email address, as always, is at the top right of the blog.
I received my contributor copies of Hollins Critic the other day. Looks good.
Thanks again to the editors.
I also haven't been paid for poetry in a long, long time, so that's always welcoming.
I still haven't been writing much, but I'm not pressing the issue. I have some ideas, and I'm sure, at the very least, that a jaunt across the U.S. will jump-start some ideas come August.
But I'm still tinkering with the new manuscript, which is currently at about 10 places right now.
That's about it until September, and if nothing happens with it by then, I'll be sending it to more places come 2011 than I did last year.