Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Gimme a Teenager [8 years]

(l-r): Mauri, Lesley, Cha on Lesley's roof, SF
Glitter Mini 9  “Gimme a Teenager
Im not your girlfriend
Im not your safety pin
today is not your lucky day

The broken locks
the burning sheets
the bad ideas
coming back to me

Every day the sun is shining
the sun is shining, uh-huh

The Devil he says
step back around
two hundred ways for you
to go down, down, down

Come on, come on
well say no way
what we cant help we
give away

Every day the sun is shining
the sun is shining, uh-huh

Every day the sun is shining
the sun is shining, uh-huh

Gimme a teenager
gimme a teenager
gimme a teenager
gimme one now (x2)

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

The Year in Poetry, 2018

A thanks to the poets whose work I had a chance to hear in Portland in 2018:

Abel, David
Adams-Santos, Stephanie
Anastacia-Renee
Arterian, Diana

Bashir
, Samiya
Beckman, Joshua
Bellamy, Dodie
Blanchfield, Brian
Brolaski, Julian Talamantez

Denrow, Jennifer

Ford, Katie
Froude, Richard

Gander, Forrest
Gladman, Renee

Hass, Robert

Killian, Kevin

Landman, Seth
Larsen, David
Lee, Janice
Levad, Megan
Limon, Ada
Lohmann, Sam

Mead, Jane
Muske-Dukes, Carol
Myles, Eileen

Pardlo, Gregory

Rabins, Alicia Jo
Raphael, Dan

Silverman, Oren
Simonds, Sandra
Skoog, Ed

Tillinghast, Julia Clare
Toliver, Ashley
Tran, Stacey

Vassilakis, Nico

Wilkins, Joe

Yang, Jeffrey
Yeary, James

(completing the dozen: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)