"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance." --Wesley Snipes

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

A triumvirate of not really related things

I just returned from Martha Silano's reading at the Eugene Public Library. It was pleasant. She read a lot of food poems. She plugged The Canary. I'll post a full review here in the next day or two. I need time away from blog for a bit. I will say this: Martha Silano reminds me of a non-squeaky voiced Brenda Hillman. But her poems are nothing like Brenda's.

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A whoppping ONE person has invited me to visit his/her town. I really AM chopped liver, it seems. And that person responded anonymously (tho' I'm guessing it's the JewishyIrishy one, since the invitation was to Iowa City or Atlanta).

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Made a fab potato salad tonight. Ate it with an egg and leftover pork loin. Tomorrow: experiments with asparagus and citrus.

11 comments:

Reb said...

Are you allergic to cats?

Anonymous said...

Nah. I like cats. They mostly don't like me, though. Not sure why. I am allergic to dust or pollen or something. But not cats. They are the best animal. They are the devil's animal, which I guess explains why they're the best.

Tony said...

Nah. I like cats. They mostly don't like me, though. Not sure why. I am allergic to dust or pollen or something. But not cats. They are the best animal. They are the devil's animal, which I guess explains why they're the best.

Reb said...

Since my cats *probably* won't kill you then, I would be more than happy to host you for a few days at the end of August/early September if you chose to come to the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia region. Of course I have serious concerns over my ability to pick a restaurant you'd find worthy. I order chicken in my quesadillas and have never even seen a fish taco.

Aaron Tieger said...

If you can find a reason to come to Ithaca (the later in September the better), you're more than welcome.

Julie said...

I have an extra bedroom and a futon in Saint Louis that has your name on it, if you had a reason to come here. I was so busy trying to find a way to go someplace else, it didn't cross my mind that someone would want to come here.

Tony said...

Julie,

Hm....been to St. Louis. Ask Belz. Mixed results. I wrote two poems about it, however.

If you move somewhere cool, I'll visit. (apologies to St. Louis)

Julie said...
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Julie said...

On behalf of St. Louis, I accept your apologies. It's lame here, I know. But I refuse to move! If I have to singlehandedly make this place not suck, I will do it. I'm with Reb, though, there's nothing I can do about the restaurant situation. Although, I *have* had a fish taco, albeit a disgusting, greasy one.

I'm going to Pittsburgh at the end of the month. Is there anything cool in Pittsburgh?

Reb said...

Born and raised in Pittsburgh. I grew up right next to Kennywood, so if you like old-timeyish amusement parks, that's the place. Just don't expect everyone to have a complete set of teeth. There are some nice things in Pittsburgh, like the Andy Warhol musuem. The people are also really friendly.

john marc said...

Tony, there is always a couch for you down here in florida. It's not the most exciting town in the world: I could set up a reading. It's not the biggest poetry town. There are fresh vegetables and some pretty good cuban retaurants, seafood etc. I'm veg. but I know about them. Crabby Bill's has a plate of oysters for less than two dollars. There are a couple of restaurants in the snootier part that are really great that artist types can sneak in to for half price fancy pants pizza and pasta, drinks later in the evening. Great sushi and thai. There are the tourist attractions and what have you, but mostly it's a cool place to be mellow and just sit and look at the ocean.
I don't know if I could pay for your plane fare, but with a cheap flight...it's not a place to visit for money, though. I just got a kidney stone extracted (a very common plight for southwesterners that mostly eat salads) and I broke up with my girlfriend, we were renting a house. I have to find another place. But I should have another place in a couple of months.
There is actaully a really cool experimental music festival down here with avant jazz etc.
It's mostly boring, though.

-- mcmanus