Monday, July 13, 2009

First review of my new book of poems at Hyphen Mag.

reviewed by Barbara Jane Reyes.


Many thanks!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

there's a poem in there somewhere

Tobacco Smoke Enema (1750s-1810s)
The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient's rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase "blow smoke up one's ass."

Yeah, you know who you are!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Brand new poetry book just published!

Title: Chinese, Japanese, What are These?

Info HERE.