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The Secret Life of Writing

I’m about to go crazy with words. Spending more time writing means less time for blog updates (other than those related to publication, submissions, and the Friday/Saturday Five — and maybe occasional posts related to home & garden and health). I’m also minimizing time spent on email, social networking, and Abba-Zabas.

Happy trails to you.

I Remember

This is my “I Remember” that was submitted to Future Tense Books’ “I remember” Weekend Challenge.

I remember ordering music videos on VHS and zines listed in free newspapers. I remember my friend and I never managed to put our own zine together but we’d write letters to the kids who made them so they’d know someone read them. I remember writing poems about Vincent Price and a certain boy’s Levi jacket. I remember it smelled like cigarettes and teenage boy musk and pigeons. I remember when he told me about pigeon keeping. I remember wanting to sniff his neck and lick his face, but the closest I ever got to him was a handshake.

I Remember by Shane Allison

I won this book by writing a short “I remember” story for Future Tense Books’ “I Remember” Weekend. (I’ll post my submission later. Well, I received it the other day and it’s really good. I think you should spend your money on it!

Inspired by the underground classic, I Remember by Joe Brainard, Shane Allison takes us on a fragmented, lustful, and poetic tour of his life, from a turbulent childhood in Florida to his life in New York City. Allison’s book is an epic poem/memoir full of frozen moments that capture a sexual, cultural, and emotional coming of age.

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