Wednesday, March 28, 2012

R.I.P. Adrienne Rich

...and the world loses yet another phenomenal poet.  Adrienne Rich has passed away at the age of 82.  Link below, to the L.A. Times article, and a couple of videos.  The world feels a little sadder, today...

"What Kinds of Times Are These?"

"Diving Into the Wreck"

L.A. Times:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Write a Review of The Breakdown Atlas

There are three places my chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas & Other Poems, released by Big Table Publishing Company in 2011, can be reviewed:  Goodreads, Google Books, and Barnes & Noble (links are below).  If you've read my poems, and feel compelled to share your thoughts in any of these places, I would really appreciate it, and love love love you forever and ever!  Unfortunately, I think you may need user accounts for these sites...but if you do leave a review, you have my gratitude in advance.  It's hard to get the word out for a small book published through an indie press.  Cheers, Lauren.

To write a review:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Secret Life of Books

What DO those books in your local bookstore get up to during the dark of night?  Check out this cool animated short.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Big Table Titles

Howdy, just thought I'd share the link to Big Table Publishing Co.'s list of chapbook offerings again.  There's some great stuff here, including Liz Ciampa's new chap, Good for Everday Use, which I was lucky enough to be asked to write a review for (you can read that at the first link below).  All chapbook titles are $12.00, plus $2.00 shipping, and you can find them (including mine, The Breakdown Atlas & Other Poems) at the second link below.  So, take a look, choose a chap, and help support poets and a hard-working independent publisher!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Destination Unknown

see the world
its hanging temples
colossal carvings
exotic blooms

the stars will look different
and the people will pray
to strange, stonefaced gods

dogs will be skittish, food
fiery, climates unpleasant
mountain passes, often blocked

chaos will reign
but I promise
you will never
want to turn back,
not once.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Random Writerly Films

Just a few trailers of "writer films" I've liked over the years, in no particular order:

Midnight in Paris, 2011

The Rum Diary, 2011

Barfly, 1987

Born Into This (Bukowski Documentary), 2003

A Love Song for Bobby Long, 2004

Big Bad Love, 2001

That's it for now.  These are all definitely worth a watch.  I'll add more as I remember them~there's quite a few out there!