Heroic Crown Progress

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Jeff Shotts is a very literal reader.

this is a problem.

i understand where he's coming from
but i still am unsure how to achieve two things at once:
literal plot
psychological decimation

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Jeff is currently reviewing it.

Classmate's comments came back. Generally positive, just a few changes,
some semantic things,
some form things.
He liked it though, which is good.

We'll see what Jeff says.

Monday, April 13, 2009


entire work has been proofed by me.

i'm looking to do formatting tomorrow morning.

it's being read by my fellows.

it will then be read and reviewed by Jeff Shotts, senior editor.

Friday, April 10, 2009


editing is coming

i can feel it like hot breath on my nape

breathe deeper and inhale the scent of me

after all,
i've been forced to swallow you piece by piece.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


it is done.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Patricia Smith is showing me up.


i may not make the title. oh well.

life is getting slower and slower every day
like i'm sinking into the mud
and the oil is getting on my pants.

in case you didn't know, things don't come out of
clothes well.

we both keep having dreams while waking
and while working.
dreams don't come so easy at night for me.

while is such a silly word.

progress comes in bursts, like most things bodily:
strength, puss, blood, pimples.
progress is far more physical than it seems.

i wrote a guide to try to remember things:
boiler/furnace heart
painted stone eyes
skin/wearing skin/identity
parthenon columns
grandma drowning us

the end comes soon. providence, the dive, and all of that.