A wavy sort of world full of animals. A cockamamie author page. It's mostly about the poet's life according to Sharon Suzuki-Martinez.

The Disapproving Lurker
I must be a misanthrope because this is the face I imagine my Facebook friends make when they don’t respond to one of my posts.

The Disapproving Lurker

I must be a misanthrope because this is the face I imagine my Facebook friends make when they don’t respond to one of my posts.

You can tell it’s spring in Arizona when the palo verdes are in bloom with full beards of killer bees.

You can tell it’s spring in Arizona when the palo verdes are in bloom with full beards of killer bees.

I sold every single book in my house to make room for 10,000 signed copies of Todd Manly-Krauss’s The Zoo People. 

Not really. But I love this hilarious, sad, and true piece. 

A perfect depiction of the poet’s innermost self.

A perfect depiction of the poet’s innermost self.

(Source: newsweek)

Place of the Crossing Paths
Speeding through tangles of intersecting overpasses at the desert’s edge, I think of those I’ve met who journey on out of sight.

Place of the Crossing Paths

Speeding through tangles of intersecting overpasses at the desert’s edge, I think of those I’ve met who journey on out of sight.

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Roots of a Banyan Tree in Java, circa 1930’s
Nederlands-Indië in foto’s, 1860-1940, Koninklijk Instituut voor taal-, land- en volkenkunde (KITLV)

This tree gives me the chills. Look closely, it’s full of spirits.

les-sources-du-nil:

Roots of a Banyan Tree in Java, circa 1930’s

Nederlands-Indië in foto’s, 1860-1940, Koninklijk Instituut voor taal-, land- en volkenkunde (KITLV)

This tree gives me the chills. Look closely, it’s full of spirits.

(Source: geheugenvannederland.nl)

Not What You Are Thinking

In an ongoing quest to calm my hypersensitive poet’s nerves, I found this very soothing cooking show called “Cooking with Dog.” It features a pleasant older Japanese woman and her POODLE who narrates the whole cooking process with a Japanese-accented male voice. Watch this 5-minute video, it will help relax you and help you to write more effectively.

It might make you hungry too, but you’ll feel less frazzled.

Rejection on the First Day of Spring
I was having a Nancy Kerrigan moment (“WHY? WHY? WHY?” *sob*) today after getting my latest residency rejection. To console myself, I went outside to stand barefoot on the grass and spotted this mourning dove eyeing me from the roof. All that pink and green reminded me today is the vernal equinox. Then I didn’t feel like letting a minor disappointment ruin the whole happy and beautiful day. Literally grounding yourself really works. Un-friending a frenemy also works pretty well too (take that, “Tonya”).

Rejection on the First Day of Spring

I was having a Nancy Kerrigan moment (“WHY? WHY? WHY?” *sob*) today after getting my latest residency rejection. To console myself, I went outside to stand barefoot on the grass and spotted this mourning dove eyeing me from the roof. All that pink and green reminded me today is the vernal equinox. Then I didn’t feel like letting a minor disappointment ruin the whole happy and beautiful day. Literally grounding yourself really works. Un-friending a frenemy also works pretty well too (take that, “Tonya”).

Right back at you, Tucson!

Wait, don’t run and hide! I’ll be doing an Edge Reading with a couple of damned talented folks: musician Michael Dauphinais and spoken word artist Tere Fowler-Chapman on Wednesday, March 26. Click the link for more info.