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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Here's looking at you, kid.

This is a blog update just for Peter Norman, my only fan/reader of this blog. I am sorry to be away for so long. I am slowly shifting my blog over to my website, www.jonathanball.com, but it's still in need of a redesign and under general construction as you'll see.

However, the site has a few blog posts:
- on a Coldplay video
- on a grant I applied for, to complete a graphic novel

So hopefully that makes up, slightly, for my lack of updates here.

In general I have been busy... working on the thesis, of course, got word that the poetry book I co-wrote with kevin mcpherson eckhoff, The Words of The Book, which comprises 1% of the King James Bible with added poetic commentary, is due out December 2009. I've got three other book-length poetry manuscripts DONE and waiting to be published, all sitting at various presses. Two more machine-related poetry books (a "Machine Trilogy" of sorts, The Words of The Book is the second installment) and then one book of playscripts that would be impossible to perform (kind of Calvino-esque prose poems). Now I'm mostly trying to get the fiction off the ground. And teach my horror course.

Oh, and Peter, you will be happy to know that I ordered the Joyce Carol Oates book you recommended, but it hasn't come in yet. Other readers who are not Peter: you might prefer to check out the always-funnyish Haiku Horoscopes.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Peter Norman said...

Holy shit, a post. Phenomenal. Congrats, and here's to another sometime!

7:39 PM

 
Anonymous Peter Norman said...

PS - I've got my finger on the pulse of your fanbase community, and it seems the excitement is universal!

Then again, I did just do 35 minutes on the cardio machine, so maybe that's what my finger's picking up...

7:45 PM

 
Blogger colin martin said...

Hmm. A start, but there is still a distinct lack of pornographic content.

1:05 PM

 
Blogger Jonathan Ball said...

nice to see a non-Norman reader, for once

8:53 PM

 
Blogger Lars Palm said...

now that is quite a lot of busy

4:56 PM

 
Blogger Jonathan Ball said...

it's really a sort of "false industry" seeing that i'm just focused on completing projects that have been languishing in an almost-completed stage for years.

10:36 AM

 
Blogger saleema said...

I'll have you know that I am also a loyal reader, although admittedly I sometimes get so disheartened at the lack of updates that I only check every two weeks.

Also: holy productivity (on things other than the blog)! Way to go!

11:37 AM

 

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