A poem in Vinyl

So excited to have my new poem “I’m Not The Cosmos” in Vinyl Poetry this week!


I made some Kraftwerk-inspired prints in advance of our repeat performance of the Handcrafted Rhetorics workshop at CCCC in Portland this year. 20 in each of these colorways and 5 on black with white and red (not pictured). Patrick Williams on Twitter made some Kraftwerk-inspired prints for our #4c17 _2017-02-21_12-26-31
If you want one, they’re $5 and available here!

Check out my desk at Real Pants

Writer/Librarian Erin Dorney asked me for a photo of my workspace for Real Pants‘s From the Desk of Series a while back, take a look:

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The poster behind my computer came with my copy of Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality LP. If you want a copy of that letterpress poster to the right, get you one! The image below the headphones is Kelly w/ sparklers in Conroe, Texas on July 4 2004.

Thrilled to see Really System Issue 7 poet & Salt is for Curing author Sonya Vatomsky‘s is the next desk in the series.

Ugh I ran 1200 miles in 2014

So, I guess I did it. I completed the dumbest stunt goal I’ve ever attempted. On Christmas day in 2013, I realized I ran my 110oth mile of the year, my most ever. I was pretty ecstatic, and not in my right mind, so right then and there I decided to beat that for absolutely no reason.

Fast forward through 12 months of mostly garbage miles, a few illnesses and injuries, and waaay to many treadmill runs, and I did it.

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You can see that I was affected by the snowy winter and a run of bad colds & soreness from September on. Hit 1200 on December 29th, and basically just gave up at that point.

Highlights of the year include, of course, the Mountain Goat, three great runs in Seattle, and knowing I probably will not ever have to run in Vegas ever again.

My new goal is to run less, and actually focus on some races this year– the Tipp Hill 4 miler, the Goat, the Empire State Half, and probably a late fall Marathon.

Good riddance, 2014.

New running mix

My sister asked me for some running music recently, and I realized it’s been a couple of years since I made a running mix (although I listen to these old ones all the time). So, here it is: 94 minutes of variable tempo music to run to. Or to do whatever to, for up to 94 minutes. Here’s a list of artists in order:

School of Seven Bells / B52s / Wild Flag / Veronica Falls / The Mo-Dettes / Warpaint/ Brigitte Bardot / Melodie Nelson / Nicole Atkins / Chain & The Gang / Dum Dum Girls / Delta 5/ The Slits / Kiesza / Au Revoir Simone / Missy Elliott / Jean Grae / Fannypack / Computer Magic / La Femme / Sky Ferreira / St. Vincent / The Julie Ruin / Hospitality / Frankie Rose / Beverly / Explode into Colors / Martha & The Muffins / Mary Jane Hooper

I know it sounds like a bit of a slow start, but that acoustic version of Connjur is one of my favorite beginning of run/stretching/shoe-tying /waiting-for-satellite songs ever.

The studio version’s not so bad either. Hope you enjoy.

Two Record Vines

This is my emerging Vine genre, I realize. You can click to pause them.

What I bought in Seattle:

Quick thumb-through of the records I played at Geo & Sarah’s wedding in Maine last month, in play order:

These make me want to revisit my LP collection visualization project.

Bonus still: Pre-wedding set-up shot:

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