A few weeks of 2011
I am reading on January 25th at the Cornelia Street Cafe on Cornelia St.
Here is the facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171117042931424
Here is the email they sent me:
Dear Andrew Weatherhead,
I am also reading at this:
***UPDATE*** "Matthew L. Rohrer" is not the same as "Matthew Rohrer" -- there are two different Matthew Rohrers, "Matthew L. Roher" does not teach at NYU
I want to provide different reading experiences for both.
I think I never want to read the same poem (or thing) twice in front of people.
That's like a career goal I have.
Can I do it?
I want to do it.
I don't know what I'm going to read though.
Feel like all my poems suck dick.
I feel like I'm going to begrudgingly spend the next week - two weeks working really hard on poems to read.
But I feel especially bad at poems right now.
Like I wrote a poem the other day that felt really, really good at the time but then I looked at it today and it sucked dick.
Seems like a bad time to be bad at poems.
I've been reading things that aren't poems and maybe that's why I'm so bad at them (poems) right now.
I'm reading "Pee on Water" by Rachel B. Glaser and it's so good. I've laughed out loud several times while reading it. Laughed pretty hard too.
Is there like a poetry boot camp I can go through?
Or can someone just say 5-250 words to me that will make me write good poems?
I think I just need to write down my ideas as they come to me and then edit them until they don't suck dick anymore.
Is that a good idea?
I've been listening to these Jack Spicer lectures and he says "spooks" and/or "martians" invade his body and write his poems for him.
I need those things.
Where do I get them?
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AJW is the author of numerous poems and short stories, both online and in print. He makes collages here. He is from Wilmette, Illinois. He is an Eagle Scout.
Pop Serial 4
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The Broome Street Review (print)
Juked, Juked 2
NYU Prize Thing
HRM Literary/Arts Journal
HTMLGiant Author Page
Thought Catalog Author Page
People I've Interviewed:
Matthew Rohrer again
Michael Earl Craig
Harriet Alida Lye
in alphabetical order
Her Royal Majesty
Timothy Willis Sanders