Thursday, June 21, 2012

Carinos Poetry Recap and... other things

Ugh I know I've been a terrible blogger lately.

I've been a terrible everything lately. I just can't seem to get focused. I've been writing poems (yay!) but they're missing a certain Katie something. Trying to get this next chapbook manuscript finalized is proving difficult. Anyway, I keep changing my mind about the theme of the book and it's driving me bonkers.

Well.. ok, so at least I've been out sharing my work and selling pre-orders! That makes me happy! X-D

Wouldn't you love to see some pictures from my latest readings? Course you would!

Now the focus of the evening was fiction. I'm not a fiction writer. Fiction scares me!! I'm a poet through and through. BUT... a lot of my poetry, lately, has been narrative. I take little snippets and moments, almost like little flash fictions, maybe? and put them into blank verse. So that's what I brought along with me to share.


First up is DR. Carmona at the mic, also known as Chris, who happens to be the editor of The Garden, Uprooted! As you can see, it was a pretty packed house.


Brian Carr was the special guest of the evening, and he was reading from his forthcoming collection, Vampire Conditions. Pretty rad if you ask me...


Oh... hehe... here's me. I was sharing my poem, "The Fall of Girl" here, and was at a particularly cringe-worthy part of the poem where a gross old man with a creepy 'stache asks N (narrator) how old she is. Hence, my face.


And here was me, about to flip the crowd off with my... pinky finger. Yeah, I'm that kinda girl!


So I needed at least one pretty looking shot to share with y'all...


My parents! Enjoying the evening with me.



And here's Eric Miles Williamson... who is pretty much amazing. He was kind enough to share some of his fiction, too.

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