Sunday, June 03, 2007

three good things

1. vintage wallpaper. Tired of seeing tiny scraps cost way too much on etsy to use in collages, I've gone hunting for it myself and found this gorgeous specimen yesterday. I loved it so much, I'm thinking maybe about somehow incorporating into the cover design for in the bird museum somehow, since I'm not sure I want an actual..well..bird on the cover.

2.The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century. This was in my mailbox on Thursday, featuring work by some of my favorite Chicago gals (Kristy Odelius, Simone Muench, Michelle Taransky, Arielle Greenberg, Lina ramona Vitkauskas) I started paging through others and realized how many of these folks I don't even know are writing in this very city. I should probably get out more.

3. Fur. I'm suspicious of biopics in general, but I loved this one about Diane Arbus.. Poignant, weirdly erotic, slightly quirky. Also well-played by Kidman and directed by the director who did Secretary, so what's not to like?


brandijay said...

No birds on the cover!

I'm halfway through Fur right now, you just reminded me... must stop blogging to go finish it!


p.s. I don't think I ever told you how sweet I think your mom is... she made my day at the manifest reading ;)

CandyDishDoom said...

I like that wallpaper sample--and I placed Fur into my queu.


When you have a chance, check out my latest public entry on xanga--and feel free to direct to the attention of any of your poet friends you think might be interested. I don't think many poets read my blog, since most of the entries are 'Protected', but this one is public so anybody should be able to see it.

It's a call for submissions thingee.



CandyDishDoom said...

Also, I hope you yourself will submit, if so inclined. I was thinking that went without saying (that I hoped you would submit), but I seem to be pretty good at inventing things in my mind that seemingly go without saying even though they don't really go without saying, so I figured I'd say it. There. You've been personally inviated to submit.

Have you ever heard of poet Jill Khoury?