Sunday, May 4, 2014
what happens when I leave the room for 5 seconds

what happens when I leave the room for 5 seconds

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Friday, February 15, 2013

Equipment for Living

My big face is pleased to announce that I am working on a book of criticism, to be published by Simon & Schuster, tentatively titled Equipment for Living. (I stole the title from Kenneth Burke’s essay “Literature as Equipment for Living.”)

This amazing, restorative, soothing, angry, beta-blocking book will cannibalize some of my previously published literary & music criticism, & will also contain new stuff, essays about my education in poetry & popular music. And about my love of Taylor Swift.

And here is a picture of Perdita:

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A person on the internet actually spent time making this.

A person on the internet actually spent time making this.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Finally managed to get Perdita in some author photos for this interview with the Chicago Reader (click photo)

Finally managed to get Perdita in some author photos for this interview with the Chicago Reader (click photo)

Friday, November 2, 2012
Many consumer items come with exciting tissue paper.

Many consumer items come with exciting tissue paper.

Monday, August 6, 2012
Head over to the Poetry Foundation to read about my relationship with my cat. And look around while you’re there, there are some awesome poems.

Head over to the Poetry Foundation to read about my relationship with my cat. And look around while you’re there, there are some awesome poems.

Monday, July 2, 2012