First day of school here, a half day. My daughter's already gone, come home, and headed off again to enjoy some last bits of summer with her friends.
Tomorrow, it gets real.
A new poetry feature is up today at Escape Into Life, Eric Burke. Tiny poems, huge concepts. And fabulous art by Jeremy Geddes, his Adrift and White Cosmonaut shown here. I have a poem called "Cosmonaut" (it's in Nocturnes), and I always feel a little adrift at the end of the summer. Or the beginning of it. Or the change of any season or routine....
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor and director in Chicago, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited two poetry journals, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and was an assistant professor of English. Now I serve as Poetry Editor and Editor at Large for Escape Into Life, an online arts magazine, write & edit as a freelancer, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.