Wednesday, September 12, 2007

this is only a test

Yeah, so there's this I've been thinking about for awhile now. Because I'm restless. Because I need to throw myself into something new. Because dgp is getting too big for my dining room (seriously--I can't find the table). Because I want to be out there in the community making a difference somehow. Because I want to maybe make a go at having some sort of teaching career, but an essentially non-academic bullshit one. Because maybe I have finally reached the point where I feel I know enough to actually impart some sort of info on poetry, writing, publishing, DIY, web stuff, whatever. Because I want to have some sort of space for readings and gatherings and whatnot, maybe some gallery space for literary /text/based art. Because I feel, after all this time, I need to do something with all this crap in my head and two graduate degrees. Because I want to have a day job that I feel as passionately about as my writing and editing (Granted, it will no doubt be a long while til I can quit my dayjob, if ever, but maybe... ). Because, once we find a space, I just might be able to do this . It's scary. It's exhiliarating. It's keeping me awake at night in a good way.

9 comments:

CandyDishDoom said...
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CandyDishDoom said...

Sorry, I made a spelling error, but what I meant to say was that you are almost unfathomably productive!

Talia said...

I wished you lived in my neigborhood--I'd just like to be around you, if not to absorb some of your amazing energy.

Michelle Detorie said...

I feel you, sister.

good luck with the new venture.

R. Thomas O'Brien said...

From a stranger who stumbled upon your blog through DGP and via the nice publicity you received in P&W, I just wanted to offer my cheers and kudos to your success. I'm passing along your press to my significant other, in hopes she would try and submit more than she actually does. We're both in the beginning stages of creating a literary magazine ourselves, but we'll see how well that works. At any rate, good luck in your future endeavors...

becca said...

Hey Kristy --

This idea reminds me of the Woman's Building in LA. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman's_Building)

You'd be following in an amazing tradition, and creating a wonderful space for all of us here in Chicago. I'm excited to hear how things progress!

Melissa Crowe said...

Just wanted to chime in and say that I've been doing one of those "bullshit academic" jobs for three years now, and I turned in my resignation last Friday. I'm gonna blow my whole pop stand soon, so when that brick and mortar opens up, maybe I can camp on its floor?

This is to say, YOU GO, Kristy.

Caffeine Destiny said...

That's so great! I looked at the site and I'm so psyched for you. It makes me wish I lived in Chicago!

Erin said...

Keep us posted, Kristy. We want all the details. Cheers!