I've been translating the poetry of Nara Manur and digging it very much. I've been attempting to do one rough translation a day. I picked up her book in Cuba a couple years ago. For some reason I had it on the shelf on my bookshelf I keep for books I'm embarrassed to have read. Pretty good shit. I called my friend Laura in Cuba and she is putting me in touch with Mansur, I hope, so that I can run a few things by her.
I've been asked to read the poem I wrote for KPBS Local Hispanic Hero Awards at the Chula Vista City Council meeting next week. Pretty cool.
Working on my Halloween costume with my friend Andy's girlfriend who is a costumer. Today I should finish the zebra chaps and start designing the make-up. I don't now what we're doing yet for Halloween but I'm sure it will be brilliant. We can't drink as much this year because B has to work Sunday morning but that is probably a good thing considering the hangover last November 1. I love my costume, I love it!! I was prancing around the apartment complex last night showing it off to the neighbors. I make a damn good zebra and kind of love having a tail.
I miss La Creep and haven't seen her since the Cat Power concert almost 2 months ago. We talk daily but I miss her in my guest room and I miss her on my sofa watching bad reality dating shows on VH1, she is wonderful to feel morally superior with. She may be coming down November 8 for a reading I think I'm doing. The bookstore that scheduled it scheduled it last year and I've never heard from them again.
Love Will Tear Us Apart