I. Dark Territory
Just sent my manuscript to a friend for feedback, edits and critique. I am hoping that the comments will give me new alleyways and sidestreets that I have yet to explore in the work.
II. Back to Start
I am going to be re-reading Katherine Harmon’s You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. While this text definitely helped me birth at least one poem – atlas of nationalism – I think there might be some other poems in here as well. Especially when I think that the Anywhere Avenue is an actual place with dead-ends, alleyways, cul-de-sacs and at least a couple of playgrounds in it. Times like this I wish I had some serious visual artist skills so that I could lay out a real map.
III. Strange, Indeed
If you don’t get a chance to pick up Harmon’s book, you can still get yr cartography on by hitting up the (unaffiliated) strange maps blog.
IV. Diggin’ Deep
Also starting to think that I might have to explore more of the Bronx’s actual landscape history to get more material for the MS. (Yes, that is the first time in this blog I use the term MS. Cue the Golf Clap.)
V. Back in NYC
Not physically but definitely poetically as I am close to finishing up my *first ever* read of GarcÃa Lorca’s Poet in New York.
VI. Still in NYC
At least when it comes to GarcÃa Lorca’s eloquent definitions of the hecho poÃ©tico and the lÃ³gica poÃ©tica which I am interpreting as the points on the map between orature and literature, two places I seem to be stuck between. More later when I find a better compass.