Saturday, September 11, 2010
The Writers' Well
Doing a reading soon with my two buddies, Mark Durfee and Jim Tomlinson. Love both of these guys and their wonderful writing! Durfee made me turn in a bio note and threatened me with writing it for me if I didn't produce. So here it is. Happy Saturday everyone!
Michelle Brooks was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, home of many a rattle, coral, and diamondback snake and like Durfee, is old enough to remember The Gong Show but has always longed to be on Queen for the Day. At 27, the age Janis Joplin died, she moved out of the desert into the promised land of Detroit and has remained here forever despite the strange Twilight Zone fact that she has not aged a day. Her work can be found in many a pretentious literary journal (the ones with excellent taste) and her first full-length poetry collection, Make Yourself Small, is scheduled to be published by Backwaters Press.
Benedictions and Maledictions
Much love to all those grieving today for losses from nine years ago.